Glasswashing Services

Glasswashing Services provides The Rockefeller University Laboratories with the following services:


Glasswashing Services provides glassware pickup and delivery service directly to the laboratory, generally as a same day service. Services routinely available include washing, drying, sterilization, baking and autoclaving of liquids.

Together with a dedicated and very knowledgeable staff, the Glasswashing Services facility is fully equipped with six Steris Reliance Laboratory Glass Washers, four Steris Reliance Laboratory Dryers, four Steris Reliance Laboratory Sterilizers and two Gruenberg ovens for dry sterilization at very high temperatures.

Glasswashing Services is available for regularly scheduled, ongoing arrangements as well as provision of temporary and emergency backup services for Laboratories when lab staff is on vacation or equipment is down for servicing.

Glasswashing Services can assist labs in obtaining service contracts for sterilizers shared by multiple labs.  Where applicable, Glasswashing Services can also provide training on proper use of sterilizers.

Glasswashing Services oversees the University program for the recycling of pipette tip boxes.  Glasswashing Services provides pickup service to collect and recycle clean pipette tip boxes from Laboratories that use the Facilities' services.  Collection bins are also provided outside the Glasswashing Services facility for those groups that do not have pickup service and/or for anyone who wants to bring their clean tip boxes to the facility for recycling.

The Glasswashing Services facility is located in the Collaborative Research Center, Greenberg Building (CRC) C-level, as you exit the elevators.

Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.