Who removes broken glassware boxes from laboratory spaces?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 9:39 am

Housekeeping removes broken glassware boxes from laboratories. However, housekeeping will not remove overfilled boxes or boxes that are dangerous to handle (i.e., shards of glass sticking out of the sides or glass protruding from the opening). Prepare your broken glass as follows in order to ensure housekeeping pick up:

  • Construct broken glass box, line with plastic bag, and place the cover on top.
  • Do not overfill broken glassware boxes.
  • Close the box when it is 75% full.
  • Label the box as trash to assist housekeeping in identifying boxes that are ready for pickup.

If housekeeping does not remove broken glassware boxes, laboratory personnel can transport the box to a dumpster for disposal. Additional broken glassware boxes can be obtained from EHS.

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