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Maximizing Returns: The Benefits and Best Practices of Mail-Back Programs

Maximizing returns: The benefits and best practices of mail-back programs

April, 2023

Mail-back programs are services that allow companies to properly manage their regulated or hard-to-recycle waste materials by returning them by mail to the manufacturer or a designated facility. These programs are typically used for products such as batteries, electronics, and other regulated materials that cannot be disposed of through traditional means. Businesses can also establish mail-back programs for more common materials such as plastic, paper, and cardboard.  

The process for using such a program typically involves working with a third-party provider like Rubicon to ensure the materials are safely packed and shipped back to the manufacturer or designated facility. Once received, they will be properly recycled, reused, or repurposed. 

Mail-back programs can also be a convenient and cost-effective way for your business to reduce its environmental impact and comply with regulations, such as those mandated for universal waste. 

Rubicon explores how mail-back programs can help your business maximize its returns, while at the same time avoiding the risk of fines or other penalties associated with improper disposal of regulated materials. 

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