From: Allen Niemi <anniemi**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] broken glass containers
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 08:59:25 -0400
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As Jeff Lewin mentioned earlier, we have begun to offer plastic pails as an option for broken glass at our institution and I spent a lot of time pricing these out. The best deals I could find were from places like Lowes and Home Depot (in my case Menards was the cheapest and I'm in the store almost every week anyway). The downside is that these stores do not stock as many lids as buckets (most people just want the bucket for home projects) and they are only cost-effective if you pick them up at the store. Shipping them to your institution will drive the price way up. We also supplement our supply with buckets from our dining services. They get tons of food items in these containers but they are also popular with the employees.


On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Wagoner, Jo <jwagoner**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Lowes, Home Depot, fast food restaurants (pickle buckets). Let me know if you need more suggestions. :)
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] on behalf of David Roberts [droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] broken glass containers

I like the idea of 2-3 gallon plastic pails. Frankly, if they break something bigger, it might be nice that they have to ask specifically where to put it (we are a small school - it will get put in the right place). I'm just trying to keep regular trash/refuse out of containers that we have to purchase, as it's kind of pricey to do it that way.

Now - can somebody give me a good source for 2-3 gallon buckets (cheap - less than $5 per)? Just curious. Thanks. It would be nice if they came with lids.


Allen Niemi, PhD
Occupational Safety and Health Services
Room 322 Lakeshore Center
Michigan Technological University
Phone: 906-487-2118
Fax: 906-487-3048

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