Broken glass that is NOT contaminated with a biological, chemical or radiological agent should be placed in a rigid cardboard container designed for broken glass and which incorporates a thick polypropylene liner to safely contains broken glass. These "broken glass" containers are available from common laboratory supply companies such as VWR and Fisher Scientific. Once full, seal the container with tape and leave for disposal with other normal trash. If the glass is contaminated with a biological agent, dispose of the glass in a sharps container. If the glass is contaminated with a chemical agent request a collection by EHS. If the glass is contaminated with a radiological agent, contact the Office of Health Physics for disposal.
Electronics may contain hazardous components (e.g. lead). Therefore, all electronics must be separated from the general trash and placed into a designated area under the direct control of the generator (no hallway storage) for collection by Engineering and Maintenance. Electronics are then sent off-site for recycling. All electronics must be clearly labeled with a dated, removable sign ìto be recycled.î Request a collection by contacting Engineering and Maintenance at 746-2288 or http://maintenanceexpress.med.cornell.edu. Environmental Health and Safety will pay for the recycling cost. However, departments must cover the Engineering and Maintenance charge to move the equipment to the storage facility. See the EHS Update Surplus Electronics Recycling for more information.