Friday, August 30, 2013


Do you have items in your lab you would like to get rid of? Or, do you need items for your new lab? Well, come to the first annual


The Office of Sustainability and the Research Resource Center will be on hand to collect donations of usable lab items as well as pass out free items to take away.

Date:        Friday, September 13, 2013
Time:       11AM - 2PM
Location: Moss Auditorium lobby
                 College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB)
                 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL

If you are taking items away

Please make sure to make accommodations to haul your items away such as bringing boxes, bags, etc. Make sure to wash all items such as glassware thoroughly before use. We do our best to only accept items in good condition, but using these items is ultimately up to your discretion.

If you are donating items

Please only drop off useful items. For glassware and other labware,  this includes non-broken items. For chemicals, this includes unopened/ unused. For equipment, this includes non P-tag items or functional equipment with a red or white "State of Illinois" label (which can be cleared from your inventory). Please only bring items you think would be useful to your research colleagues.

If you wish to dispose broken/ non-functional equipment, please follow the steps to "process scrap/ surplus" on OBFS' FABWeb. Please note that The Office of Sustainability will hold a Campus Electronic Recycling Collection to receive all broken electronic equipment! However, the FABWeb paper work should be completed before dropping off broken items.

If you wish to dispose chemicals, please submit a request to the Environmental Health and Safety Office. If you wish to dispose broken lab glassware, please contact the UIC Chemistry Glass Shop to see if they can use it.

What if I can't make it on the 13th?

The Office of Sustainability has a free store that is open during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. You may drop off donations, as well as pick up items at the Office of Sustainability to 1140 S Paulina St., Suite 150. Please call 312-413-9816 before you come, as the store is typically locked.

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