Disposal of Lab Equipment

Laboratory appliances such as freezers, centrifugues, biosafety cabinets, fume hoods and more must be certified clean by UVM Risk Management and Safety personnel. All lab equipment must be checked and approved for disposal by your lab safety coordinator prior to removal. Labs must empty contents and properly decontaminate lab equipment prior to approval. Email safety@uvm.edu for more information.

Begin the process by entering a FAMIS Service Request to generate an SR number.

Once you have obtained the SR number, please complete a Surplus Disposal Form (PDF) making note of the SR number on the form.

You must attach one copy of the surplus disposal form to each item you wish to have removed and send a duplicate copy of each item to recycle@uvm.edu.


Nitrile Glove Recycling Program

We collect used Kimberly-Clark nitrile gloves in participating teaching labs. Once collected these gloves are sent to a third-party manufacturer and processed into useful products such as plastic lumber. 

Please enter a service request in FAMIS to request a box or for pick-up of a full box.  

Brown Paper Towels (teaching labs only)

You can collect compost brown paper towels from teaching labs if they were only used to clean work spaces using water. Questions, please email recycle@uvm.edu or call 656-5731. 

Lab Disposal

More information on lab disposal and lab safety is at Risk Management and Safety.