You can make a difference. Recycle your packaging!
You can make a difference.
Recycle your packaging!

Don't throw away your Corning®, Falcon®, or Axygen® product packaging. Recycle it through Corning’s packaging 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 been named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for eight consecutive years (2014 to 2021) and achieved Sustained Excellence for six 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 select customers free participation in our packaging recycling program.

Step Pack approved items

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.

Pipet tip racks* and lids*
Centrifuge tube styrofoam racks
Plastic bags and peelable lidding film paper from cell culture dishes, plates, and flasks with Recycling Resin Numbers 2 or 4 only.

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 BioCoatTM, 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 plastic packaging from Corning’s brands (Corning, Costar, Falcon, and Axygen). Packaging from other brands may be returned to customers at their own expense.

*Corning, Costar, and Axygen pipet 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.

Step Print pre-paid mailing label

Enter your information to create a postage-paid mailing label.

Company Name:
Lab Name / Number:
Full Name:
Company Address:
Zip Code:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Estimated Weight in lbs.: (Example = 5)


Create Label

Shipping Confirmation


PLEASE do NOT make copies of the printed label, as they will not ship properly. A new label MUST be printed for each box shipped. Thank you.

Step Affix label to box and contact shipper

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 Fed Ex to our recycling partner.

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

For more information about this program please contact your Corning Account Manager.

To learn more about Corning’s Commitment to Environmental Protection, please visit