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Green Cleaning

Green Spray Bottle and Green towel icon

 

Regional School District is committed to "Green Cleaning" as part of our Building Maintenance Services.  "Green Cleaning" means that environmentally preferred products are being utilized to clean our schools and the cleaning methods protect health without harming the environment.

Mission Statement

  • Clean for health first and appearance second
  • Minimize human exposure to contaminants and cleaning products
  • Recognize cleaning as an environmental health benefit
  • Commit to occupational development of cleaning personnel
  • Communicate the value of healthy buildings
  • Minimize chemical, particle and moisture residue when cleaning
  • Ensure worker safety
  • Reduce pollutants entering the building
  • Establish and document routine maintenance schedules


Green Cleaning Public Act  09-81
 
 
Green Cleaning Program In Schools
(CT Public Act 09-81)
 
The State of Connecticut is requiring that each local and regional board of education implement a green cleaning program for all school buildings and facilities in its district.
 
Regional School District #13 is committed to the implementation of this law by providing the staff and, upon request, the parents and guardians of each child enrolled in each school with a written statement of the school district’s green cleaning program as well as making it available on its web site annually. The policy will also be distributed to new staff hired during the school year and to parents or guardians of students transferring in during the school year.
  • Green cleaning program means the procurement and proper use of environmentally preferable cleaning products as defined by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) for all state owned buildings, schools and facilities. DAS currently requires that environmentally preferable cleaning products be independently certified by one of two third party certified organizations: Green Seal or Eco Logo
  • By July 1, 2011 and thereafter no person shall use a cleaning product in a public school unless it meets the DAS standard.
  • The types of cleaning products covered in this legislation include: general purpose, bathroom, and glass cleaners, floor strippers and finishes, hand cleaners and soaps. The preferred green cleaning products used by this school district are listed on Attachment “A”
  • Disinfectants, disinfectant cleaners, sanitizers or antimicrobial products regulated by the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act are not covered by this law.
The following statement will be part of this school district’s program as stated in the new law;
 
“NO PARENT, GUARDIAN, TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER MAY BRING INTO THE SCHOOL FACILITY ANY CONSUMER PRODUCT WHICH IS INTENDED TO CLEAN, DEODORIZE, SANITIZE OR DISINFECT”.
 
The implementation of this program requires the support and cooperation of everyone including administrators, faculty, staff, parents, guardians and facilities staff.
 
Any questions concerning the program can be directed to:
             
Operations Manager
135A Pickett Lane
Durham, CT  06422
Telephone: 860-349-7238
 
 
 
Attachment “A”
Green Product Listing
 
This chart lists the types, names and manufacturers of the green products used by this school district as well as the location/area of application and the schedule of when each is used. 
 
Product /Type Name Manufacturer Location/Area
Frequency/
Schedule
Neutral Cleaner PC101 Neutral & Glass Cleaner Next-Gen Supply Group All Buildings/ throughout Daily
Glass Cleaner PC102 Glass Cleaner Next-Gen Supply Group All Buildings/ throughout Daily
Degreaser PC107 Degreaser Next-Gen Supply Group Kitchen As needed
All purpose Cleaner PC108 Spray & Wipe Cleaner Next-Gen Supply Group All Buildings/ throughout As needed
Bathroom Cleaner
PC116 Non-acid
Restroom Cleaner
Next-Gen Supply Group
Restrooms/
Showers
Weekly
Floor Cleaner PC117 Winterclean 365 Next-Gen Supply Group Floors Summer/Winter
Floor Stripper PC118 EPS Stripper Next-Gen Supply Group
Classrooms/
Hallways
Summer
Floor Finish Universal Floor Finish Next-Gen Supply Group
Classrooms/
Hallway
Summer
Multi-Surface Cleaner
PC120 Peroxide
Multi-cleaner
Next-Gen Supply Group All Buildings/ throughout Daily
Degreaser/Trap Cleaner PC121 Pro-zyme Next-Gen Supply Group Drains As needed
Hand Soap AFIA Foaming Hand Cleaner National Chemical Laboratories
Bathrooms/
Classrooms
Daily