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Waste (Laboratory Glass)

Laboratory Glass can be recycled safely; however it is essential that the following is adhered to:

  • The bottles must be empty and free from hazardous (e.g. chemical, biological or radioactive) residues or contamination.
  • Bottle caps, stoppers, corks and other non-glass items are to be removed and are not to be put into the glass recycling bins.
  • No other materials may be placed in the glass recycling bins.
  • The maximum weight for each container of glass is 25Kg’s.

Failure to observe these rules may lead to an accident or, more likely, will cause the disposal contractor to refuse to empty the bin (which then requires a costly specialist disposal).

To arrange for laboratory glass to be disposed of, these are the steps you need to follow:

1. Contact  clearly stating that you have Laboratory glass to dispose of, OSHEU will set up the administration process for the disposal of laboratory glass with Labwaste.

2. Schools/Directorates to then make contact with Labwaste to provide details of the volume of waste to be disposed of.  The contact details of which are as follows:  

Unit 23,
Jacknell Road,
LE10 3BS
01455 616673 

3. Labwaste will then send the invoice to OSHEU and then OSHEU will cross charge the School for 50% of the cost of disposal

If you have any further questions, please contact