A Compliant and Cost Effective Solution for Rural Alaska
Envirolaska’s mail back systems provide a fully compliant, cost-effective, and convenient solution for the disposal of regulated medical wastes for Alaska generators outside of our regular collection area. Envirolaska offers a variety of mail back systems which utilize the USPS for the shipment of medical wastes from generators’ locations to our facility in Anchorage. Generators are able to utilize our mail back systems to safely and compliantly ship sharps, red bag, and amalgam wastes from any location in Alaska through a variety of different solutions.
Due to our Alaska based operations, our mail back systems offer significantly greater value and lower costs by comparison to national vendors for Alaskan healthcare practices. Visit our store to find and purchase the mail back kit that best meets your requirements.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can medical wastes be sent through the mail stream with USPS?
Yes. Envirolaska’s mailback service is a legal and compliant solution for the disposal of your sharps through the USPS. Envirolaska is the only Alaska medical waste service provider to offer USPS-authorized solutions. This is documented through unique authorization numbers printed on each system offered through Envirolaska. If you cannot clearly identify a USPS-authorization on the packaging supplied by an authorized vendor, your system is not legally allowed to transported via USPS and, consequently, your practice maintains full liability for its use.
What goes into collection containers and how do I determine the right system for my needs?
Is there a weight limit for collection container systems?
How do I track my waste and receive treatment documentation with Envirolaska’s mailback systems?
Every system offered by Envirolaska is shipped with a unique tracking numbers regarding shipping and manifest management to provide full visibility into shipping and treatment information. Also included with each system is a waste tracking manifest. This manifest is preprinted with your facility’s information, however, will need to be signed prior to return shipment. Once your wastes are received at Envirolaska, the manifest is signed by our representatives to confirm that your waste has been properly treated. This manifest receipt will then be emailed and digitally stored in your online account.
How much does it cost to use Envirolaska’s mailback service?
The price shown next to each product is the all-inclusive price. This includes the costs for all outbound and return shipping along with waste treatment/disposal for all offered systems. In addition all mailback customers receive complementary access to our online account management system to access treatment records as required 24/7/365. Envirolaska is the only service provider in Alaska with these capabilities.
Can I use your larger Collection Container Systems to store and return different sizes/types of collection containers?
Any FDA-approved sharps container 3 gallons and under can be stored inside of Envirolaska’s larger (5- 8- 18- and 28-gallon) systems. If you purchased any of our smaller systems under 3 gallons in capacity, these should be returned together using the pre-paid return shipping box that is included with each system.