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Other Waste

Electronic Waste:

Electronic waste (E-waste) must be kept seperate from other waste streams on campus. . Contact the EHS Office for information about the proper disposal of E-waste and for when the next E-waste pickup is scheduled.

Gas Cylinders:

Keep all compressed gas cylinders upright and secured to a wall or comparable surface properly. Spent cylinders should be returned to the manufacturer. Any other questions can be directed to the EHS Office.


Broken Glass:

Containers for broken glassware should be found in organic chemistry labs or in other labs with significant glass waste generation. Otherwise, broken glass can be placed in red, plastic biohazard sharps containers. Shards of broken glass should be safely collected and carried to the containment area. There should be no liquid accumulation or contamination from biohazardous substances present on the glass. Remains will be disposed of with normal waste pick up, twice a year.

Intact glass:

All glassware must be triple rinsed when being dispsed of or recycled (the proper "Triple Rinsed" containers should be affixed with the appropriate date. Glassware should be attempted to be recycled by using it to store chemical waste, if needed.  Remains will be disposed of with normal waste pick up, twice a year.

Sharp Objects:

This includes syringes, needles, scalpels, or glassware contaminated with live samples or specimen. All sharps should be placed in red, plastic biohazard sharps containers which can be found in each lab. Never overfill sharps containers. They must be securely closed and placed inside biohazard boxed with other regulated medical waste, when containers are full. Cardboard biohazard boxes may be used if they are lined with approved red biohazard bags. Any further questions may be directed towards the EHS Office.

Used Toner and Ink Cartridges:

This includes printer cartridges. Toner and ink cartridges should be placed in the packaging that came with the replaceent equipment and returned to the manufacturer using their prepaid return service label.


This includes any waste that is uncontaminated. All trash should be minimized by recycling when plausible. Trash should be picked up from laboratories to maintain safety. Normal trash should not be discared as hazardous waste.