UW Recycling and UW Sustainability are pleased to announce that after a successful CSF-funded pilot of a program to recycle Kimberly Clark nitrile gloves on campus, we are now ready to move forward with activation of a full program. Campuses like University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaigne and Purdue achieved great success in cost reduction and waste diversion through their glove recycling programs so we are excited to start similar programs here at UW.

The roll out of Kimberly Clarke nitrile glove recycling will proceed on the Seattle campus (and hopefully other campuses soon) in phases as the logistics for recycling the Kimberly Clark nitrile gloves can differ greatly from building to building and even differ greatly by specific floors and/or labs in a building. Below you fill find information on the current phase of Kimberly Clark nitrile glove recycling, along with instructions on how to recycle the Kimberly Clark nitrile gloves. For questions or more information, including when glove recycling will start in your building, contact UW Recycling at recycle@uw.edu.

Key reminders for all active Kimberly Clark nitrile glove recycling locations as of Dec 1, 2016

  • ONLY KIMBERLY CLARK NITRILE GLOVES ACCEPTED
  • Do not recycle anything that may be contaminated with:
    • Biohazards (including recombinant DNA)
    • Hazardous chemical
    • Residues or radioactive material

How to Recycle Kimberly Clark Nitrile Gloves - Current Building & Floor Specific Instructions

MolES Building

  • Mueller Lab
    • Gather used gloves in blue bags, then place bags into a box labeled “Used Non-Hazardous Gloves for Recycling.” We recommend re-using the shipping box from Kimberly Clark. 
    • Email recycle@uw.edu when you have six or more boxes for pick up. 
  • MolES 1st Floor
    • Gather used gloves in blue bags, then place bags into a box labeled “Used Non-Hazardous Gloves for Recycling.” We recommend re-using the shipping box from Kimberly Clark.
    • Take the labeled box of gloves to the loading dock, next to the bagged Styrofoam collection area.
    • Email recycle@uw.edu for pick up.
  • MolES 4th Floor
    • Gather used gloves into a RightCycle Kimberly Clark box or a box labeled “Used Non-Hazardous Gloves for Recycling.” We recommend re-using the shipping box from Kimberly Clark.
    • Take the labeled box of gloves to the loading dock, next to the bagged Styrofoam collection area.
    • Email recycle@uw.edu for pick up.