Gloves and Mixed PPE

collection binsAvailable sizes of GoZero boxes shown on the left (small, medium and large). Examples of bins you can create on your own are shown on the right. Select your collection stream - Mixed PPE or Gloves only. Printable signs are available below.

As the university continues on the path of “zero waste to landfill”, the Office of Sustainability in collaboration with the Chemical Control Centre (CCC) would like to introduce new initiatives on campus, “Disposable Glove Collection” and “Mixed PPE Collection” and we need your support!  All departments and labs that use disposable gloves (any type) or other PPE (gowns, masks, hair and shoe covers) are invited to take part. 

With four (4) simple steps, this is how your department or lab can participate,  

  1. Contact CCC ( to request a labeled collection bin for your area. Alternatively, reuse any box to create your own collection bin. Print and attach one of the pdf posters provided below.
  1. Place your used PPE in the collection bin instead of the trash.
  2. Once the collection bin is full, contact CCC for a bin exchange. 
  3. Continue collecting (don’t forget to educate staff, new hires and colleagues that make use of PPE). 

Collected PPE is consolidated at CCC and shipped to a Go Zero Recycle facility where it is sorted, shredded and melted down to pellets to be repurposed.   This initiative will advance more sustainable management practices within labs and other departments, as we work together to do our part. 

To learn about other campus recycling programs, visit  

Thank you for your participation. Together we can Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle more!

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Contact the Chemical Control Centre

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Chemical Control Centre
 B37 Essex Hall
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3523
Fax: (519) 973-7013