Waste Disposal

Electrical Waste

What do I want to dispose of? 
Electrical and electronic equipment such as IT, white goods or laboratory instrumentation. 

What forms do I need to fill in? 
WEE disposal request form and Equipment Safe for Disposal Label OR Estates and Buildings request system for single, small items. 

Who do I contact? 
John McDougall (Davidson/ Wolfson/ James Black), Craig Carr (Bower), Carol-Anne Smith (Joseph Black) 

Further Information

Biological Waste

What do I want to dispose of? 
Biological waste 

What forms do I need to fill in? 
Biological Waste Quotation Form (see the Disposal of Biological Waste User guide for further information)

Who do I contact? 

Further Information: 

Biological Waste 
Genetically modified material

 

 

Chemical Waste

What do I want to dispose of?
Chemicals

What forms do I need to fill in?
Duty of Care Form and Veolia Chemical Waste Form. The waste is stored in the solvent store for collection. 

Who do I contact? 
Email completed forms to: John McDougall (Davidson/Wolfson/James Black), Craig Carr (Bower), Carol-Anne Smith (Joseph Black)

University Chemical Safety Adviser: Dr Phil Rodget Ext: 2799 Email: Philip.Rodget@glasgow.ac.uk
Institute Chemical Safety Advisor: Paul Paterson Ext: 3924 Email: Paul.Paterson@glasgow.ac.uk

Futher Information
Refer to CHEM08 on the SEPS website 

 

 

 

Radioactive Waste

For further information on Radiation and Radioactive Waste, please refer to the RPS Website. 

What do I want to dispose of? 
Radioactive waste

What forms fo I need to fill in? 
Attach a pre-printed label to the waste bag with the following information: 

1. The laboratory of origin
2. The date of Delivery 
3. The isotopes present
4. Estimated activity on teh date of disposal and disposed in a bin provided for this purpose. Estimates of activity must be as accurate as possible. Syringe needles and pipette tips must be shrouded before disposal. 

Who do I contact? 
Radiation Protection Advisor: Mr James Gray. Ext: 4471. Email: James.Gray@glasgow.ac.uk
Radiation Protection Officer: Mrs Janice Thompson. Ext: 5878. Email: Janice.Thompson@glasgow.ac.uk
Your locak Radiation Protection Supervisor.

 

Recycling

What do I want to dispose of? 
Paper, plastics, cardboard

What forms do I need to fill in? 
N/A White and blue recycling bins are provided in office and lab spaces. 

General Waste

What do I want to dispose of? 
Non-Hazardous waste not suitable for recycling. 

What forms fo I need to fill in? 
N/A Black bags are provided in lab areas and clear bags are provided in office areas. 

 

Glass Waste

What do I want to dispose of? 
Glass

What forms do I need to fill in? 
N/A glass which has been safely decontaminated may be recycled in the glass bin provided. Glass which cannot be decontaminated must be disposed of as a special waste. 

What I want to dispose of? 
Pyrex and other high melting point glass. 

What forms fo I need to fill in? 
N/A this type of glasss is unsuitable for recycling. This glass type of may be disposed of in the general waste stream. 

Further information

Sharps

What do  I want to dispose of? 
Sharps e.g. needles 

What forms do I need to fill in? 
Duty of Care form. Sharps containers which are correctly sealed are stored in a specific location ready for collection. 

Who do I contact? 
Paul Paterson (Davidson/ Wolfson/ James Black/ Bower/ Joseph Black 

Further information