The Laboratory is responsible for ensuring that glassware is empty, rinsed, and free of hazardous biological, chemical, or radioactive contamination prior to collection.
The Glasswashing staff will not accept broken, fractured, or chipped glassware for servicing. The Glasswashing Facility will replace items broken during handling by the glasswashing staff with like items (replacement items will be supplied through the RU stockroom when possible).
Pick up service starts at 8:00 am every day from Monday to Friday. Please place the soiled glassware cart in the agreed upon location in your laboratory for pick-up.
All glassware should be properly labeled with water resistant ink. Plastic items to be autoclaved must meet manufacturers' criteria for autoclaving (e.g., Polypropylene containers marked "PP"). Glasswashing Services is not responsible for any damage caused by autoclaving of non-approved polymer items.
The Glasswashing service will not accept disposable items or items that cannot be labeled (e.g., stir bars and spatulas) or sharp instruments, like forceps and scissors, for washing. However these items can be autoclaved if they are properly wrapped and brought to the facility.