Glass Waste

*NEW* The Laboratory Waste Handling Poster is now available. It offers a quick visual guide to sorting, handling and disposing of laboratory waste streams.

SFU does not recycle chemical containers and laboratory glass waste.  All chemical containers and glass waste contaminated with hazardous material must be TRIPLE rinsed prior to disposal and the washings disposed of through the appropriate waste stream. Glass waste contaminated with infectious material must be either autoclaved or soaked in bleach for an appropriate contact time prior to disposal.  The non-contaminated glass waste is then accumulated in the lab as outlined in the following protocol and disposed in a landfill by SFU janitorial services.

Chemical Containers and Glass Waste Disposal Protocol .