Glove Recycling

Find out how you can turn your latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves into energy or new products so they don’t end up in a landfill!

For gloves that are not considered hazardous waste, Pitt offices and labs are able to purchase the following green disposal options:

VWR glove recycling – Provided through a partnership with Terracycle

* Accepts any brand glove made of latex, vinyl, and nitrile.
* Medium and large size box option, with a prepaid UPS label
* Once the box is full, you just ship it back!
* Plastics are separated by number, melted, extruded, and turned into small pellets used to make unique products.

Medline glove recycling – Provided by Green Smart.

* Boxes can be purchased in a bundle of five through Panther Express by searching for “RECBOXS”.
* Accepts any brand glove made of latex, vinyl, or nitrile.
* Gloves shipped to waste-to-energy facilities.

Kimberly-Clark glove recycling 

* Accepts only Kimberly-Clark eligible products such as nitrile gloves, safety glasses, and protective clothing in one easy to ship box.
* Products are sorted and processed into plastic pellets.  Raw materials are molded into new consumer products.