We negotiated with the custodial staff to take out the filled, taped closed small (bench top) cardboard boxes
The large ones are literally a pain in the back
The Campus Storehouse carries the smaller boxes which have proven to be very popular
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]On Behalf Of Beth Shepard
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:37 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Broken glass
Sigma-Aldrich has glass disposal boxes, both floor & benchtop sizes.
Z207179 (floor model) 12 in. x 12 in. x 27 in.
Z207187 (benchtop model) 8 in. x 8 in. x 10 in.
On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 6:22 PM, Kennedy, Sheila <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**ucsd.edu> wrote:
Our 'system' is very like this one. We can leave them in the hall for pickup but we usually move them to the dumpsters ourselves.
Sheila Kennedy, C.H.O.
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry
We use the large "floor model" cardboard broken glass boxes from Fisher Scientific. Each box has a heavy mil. plastic bag liner.
Bldg. services does not like to handle them and they have also asked us not to fill them more than 1/2-2/3 full because of weight. When they are filled to this level we close, twist, and tie off the bag, place the cardboard lid on the box, and then wrap all the way around the box with packing tape to keep it closed.
Someone from our lab or our work study lab assistants will dolly the boxes down to a designated pick up area. The reason for not filling to capacity has to do with the weight being excessive when the trash handler then picks up the container for disposal.
> Our building services personnel are beginning to have issues with the
> broken glass boxes that are used around campus, but specifically within
> labs. I have been asked to reach out and see how others are handling it.
> I have posed three questions. You can send your responses to me directly.
> What type of containers do you use for broken glass?
> Are there written procedures regarding weight, labeling and sealing?
> Who picks up broken glass containers at your institution?
> Thanks is advance.
> *Lisa Bognar Phillips, CHMM, CCHO*
> *Laboratory Compliance Program Manager*
> *University Biosafety Officer*
> *University of Notre Dame*
> *636 Grace Hall*
> *Notre Dame, Indiana 46556*
> *Phone: 574-631-5037*
> *Email: bognar.6**At_Symbol_Here**nd.edu <bognar.6**At_Symbol_Here**nd.edu>*
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