Laboratory Containers

Metal

Alcohol cans / metal shipping containers may be dropped-off for recycling at several locations on campus:

  • Physical Sciences Building - loading dock
  • Sinsheimer - loading dock

Alcohol cans must be triple rinsed. 

Plastics

Lab plastic containers may be dropped-off for recycling on campus at:

  • Physical Sciences Building - loading dock

Lab plastic containers (1-7, No 6) must be clean, triple rinsed and the labels must be X out.  Not accepted - Styrofoam PS6, ridgid plastics (pipette tip boxes or pails) and container that previously held Extremely Hazardous Materials.

Rigid lab plastic containers (pipette tip boxes and plastic pails) may be dropped-off for recycling at several locations on campus:

  • PSB - loading dock
  • Sinsheimer - Second floor
  • JBEB - Second floor (near autoclave)
  • BioMed - Second and Fourth floor
  • EMS - loading dock

The metal handles must be removed and they must be free from contamination.

Styrofoam recycling - (see Styrofoam)

Glass

Currently it is not economical to recycle laboratory glass reagent containers.  Please reuse for waste or place directly in dumpster.