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8.6. Glass waste

Broken, clean, and disposable glass should be put in the brown cardboard box marked "Glasavfall" (Glass waste).

When the box is full, close it up and make sure no glass has punctured the box.

The glass waste box will be picked up at your local recycling station.


  1. Broken laboratory glass that are contaminated with chemicals must be placed in a box or package that can not be penetrated through, for example a palstic jar, and handled as chemical waste. The box/container should be labelled with what type of waste and the correct hazard pictogram according to CLP.
  2. Empty glass solvent bottles, let those remain in the fume hood until the content has evaporated, rinse if necessary, and remove the label and the pictogram or cross over the text and the pictogram on the  label. Empty glass solvent bottles will be picked up at your local recycling station.