Packaging Takeback Program | Recycling Program | Corning

Don’t throw away your Corning®, Falcon®, or Axygen® product packaging.

Don’t throw away your Corning®, Falcon®, or Axygen® product packaging.

Recycle it through Corning’s package recycle program.

At Corning, we believe that protecting the environment makes good business sense. We are committed to protecting the environment through continuous improvement of our processes, products, and services. Corning has earned the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s most prestigious award, for nine consecutive years. It’s our desire to empower our customers’ research while being good stewards of the environment. With this goal in mind, we offer customers free participation in our packaging recycling program

You can make a difference. Recycle your packaging!

Protecting the environment by using Corning’s brands and recycling program is as simple as 1,2,3.

Step 1

Place the recyclable materials from the listed Corning, Costar®, Falcon, or Axygen products in a box. Please pack the box tight to minimize the climate impacts of shipping.

NOTE: The following items are not allowed for recycling:

  • No actual products, biohazard materials, liquids, radioactive waste, or regulated waste of any kind.
  • No packaging from biologically coated products (Corning BioCoat®, Corning Matrigel® matrix, etc.). 
  • No cardboard/corrugated boxes. Cardboard can be recycled through your local recycling channels.
  • No packaging materials from other manufacturers. Because Corning pays a fee, please only recycle packaging from Corning’s brands (Corning, Costar, Falcon, and Axygen). Packaging from other brands may be returned to customers at their own expense.

Step 3

Affix the mailing label to the box, seal it for mailing (if reusing boxes, remove prior shipping labels and any product description information), and send it via UPS or FedEx to our recycling partner.

That’s it!

Thank you for helping to preserve our environment and for choosing Corning brands.

*Corning, Costar, and Axygen pipette tip racks are designed to be reusable, and can withstand several autoclave cycles. Recycle Program available only in the United States. Recycle vendor will recycle materials that meets its criteria.