Lab Recycling

Worried about safely recycling lab plastics? If an item can go safely in the regular trash can, it is also safe for recycling.

No containers for acids, bases, toxins, biohazardous or radioactive materials are safe to recycle. Call UVA Environmental Health and Safety to process these containers. Some nitrile gloves can also be recycled. Email recycling@virginia.edu for more information.

How to recycle in labs:

Recyclable lab materials can be intermixed with standard recycling. Most hallways and research corridors have recycling containers (grey with a green lid) to collect bottles and cans. Tip boxes, triple-rinsed tissue culture media bottles, and clean plastic packaging can all go into these containers.

Resources

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