Decontamination Form + Special Consideration Items

Click here for the Notice of Laboratory Equipment Decontamination Form

Any laboratory equipment contaminated or potentially contaminated with biological material, chemicals, or radio-isotopes must be decontaminated prior to delivery to Surplus Property. In addition, a Notice of Laboratory Equipment Decontamination Form must be completed and affixed to the item.

Biohazard stickers: Please remove, deface, or mark through any biohazard stickers applied to items that have been decontaminated and are intended for surplussing.

Items requiring decontamination forms include (but are not limited to):

Biological safety cabinets Hoods
Centrifuges Incubators
Cryostats Microfuges
Dead tanks Microwave ovens
Environmental chamber Ovens
Faxitrons Refrigerators
Freezers Shakers
Fume Hoods Sinks
Glassware & plasticware Storage cabinets & lockers (used to store chemicals or hazardous waste)
Glass & plastic containers Glove boxes
Water baths Flammable cabinets
Gamma counters

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED FOR SURPLUSING BY EH&S PRIOR TO REMOVAL BY OR DELIVERY TO SURPLUS PROPERTY AND THE CORRESPONDING MSDS/SDS MUST ACCOMPANY THE PRODUCT :

  • Chemical Products (commercial use) i.e. paint, cleaners, floor wax, etc.
  • Solid-Core Doors (potential for Asbetsos)

Main line for EH&S: 206-543-7262.

Any equipment containing a radioactive source must be checked by EH&S Radiation Safety Division prior to surplussing and public sale. Please contact Molly McGee in the Radiation Safety Office at mkmcgee@u.washington.edu or (206) 685-5311. The following items MUST be okayed and cleared by Environmental Health & Safety prior to surplussing:

  • Gas chromatographs (not HPLCs/ liquid chromatographs)
  • Germicidal UV lamps
  • Lasers
  • Scintillation counters
  • X-ray equipment
  • Any item with a radioactive sticker

The following items CANNOT be accepted by Surplus Property:

  • All chemicals (except those listed above)
  • Needles & Syringes
  • Capacitors & Transformers (note: some equipment may contain transformers, such as x-ray equipment and electron microscopes; these transformers may be accepted but must be drained of oil and the oil must have been tested and certified by EH&S as being non-PCB)
  • Gas Cylinders, Pressurized Containers / Vessels
  • Instruments Containing Mercury (temperature or pressure measurement devices)
  • Materials containing Asbestos, including but not limited to: Autoclaves, Laboratory ovens, older furnaces, fire-proof file cabinets, anything that produces high heat
  • Please contact EH&S for information about removal of such items.