How can I return my lab coat?

Drop off extra lab coats

Lab Coat Drop-off:

  1. Pack lab coat(s) in a bag or box and seal it.
  2. Bring the lab coat(s) to the Hazardous Materials Facility Monday-Friday, 6am-2:30pm.

Hazardous Materials Facility entrance

  1. Hand the bag or box to a staff member.
    • If you cannot gain entrance to the building, ring the doorbell outside the large sliding gate.

Door bell outside Hazardous Materials Facility

Mail extra lab coats

Mail Extra Lab Coat(s) to EH&S:

  1. Pack lab coat(s) in a bag or box, and seal it.
  2. Print an EH&S mailing label.
  3. Place the box or bag into the UC Berkeley Campus Mail (not US Postal Service mail).

Request Pickup (for returns greater than 10 coats)​

Request EH&S Pickup (for returns greater than 10 coats)​:

  1. Place lab coats in bags or boxes and set aside in a safe location.
  2. Fill out the Lab Coat Pickup Request Google form.

While soiled lab coats can be returned to EH&S, lab coats contaminated with toxic chemicals, biological hazards, or radioactive materials should be disposed of as hazardous waste. Refer to How do I get my Lab Coat Cleaned? to determine possible contamination and appropriate disposal methods.