SCHOOL CLEANING SUPPLIES

Help your institution meet sustainability goals with products that promote increased diversion rates, reduce water consumption and utilise resources efficiently.

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PRIORITIES FOR EDUCATION instiutions

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

Students are becoming more conscious of their universities’ green initiatives and expect colleges to use sustainable products and practices.

RETAINING WORKERS

Tightening budgets and a competitive job market lead to frequent employee turnover and difficulty hiring new staff.

CAMPUS IMAGE

Keeping high-traffic areas looking clean and presentable is crucial to attracting prospective students and donors.

Students understand the importance of personal care and hand hygiene; cleanliness is highly encouraged across the board to keep everyone comfortable and healthy. Similarly, students expect their learning institution to be sanitised and cleaned on a regular basis, ensuring the highest quality standards. The right combination of school cleaning equipment, sanitisers and green cleaning products can help your students thrive in their learning environment, and it allows faculty and staff to stay focused on their day-to-day tasks in the workplace.

ACHIEVE BETTER STANDARDS OF CLEANLINESS WITH PROPER CLEANING PROCEDURES

COLLECT WASTE DAILY

Collect waste and recycling daily with Utility Refuse containers and dollies or higher capacity tilt trucks.

DUST AND CLEAN SURFACES

Dust surfaces from top to bottom with a dusting wand, then wipe clean with a microfibre cloth.

DUST AND MOP FLOORS

Pick up dust, dirt and debris with a dust mop, then clean the floors with a flat wet mop or traditional wet mop.

CLEAN AND STOCK WASHROOMS

Clean sinks, counters and mirrors with designated microfibre cloths.

Meeting school goals and expectations

Rubbermaid wants to help educational institutions meet their top goals, such as:

Managing student expectations. Students are becoming more conscious of their universities’ green initiatives and expect colleges to use sustainable products and practices.

Retaining workers. Tightening budgets and a competitive job market lead to frequent employee turnover and difficulty hiring new staff. A school environment that takes cleaning measures seriously can be more attractive to workers. 

Building a strong campus culture and image. Keeping high-traffic areas looking clean and presentable is crucial to attracting prospective students and donors.

All of these goals are attainable by prioritising cleaning services and taking santitation seriously in the learning and teaching environment. Help your institution meet sustainability goals with products that promote increased diversion rates, reduce water consumption and utilise resources efficiently with Rubbermaid.

IMPROVE RECYCLING RATES

Choose from a variety of waste stream solutions that help schools and institutions comply with regulations and institutional sustainability goals. Recycling stations help improve recycling rates while reducing contamination rates.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Waste stream labels provide visual cues that help aid waste sortation accuracy and improve recycling rates.

Productivity

PRODUCTIVITY

Utility Refuse containers feature integrated liner cinches that eliminate the need to tie knots.

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Decorative Refuse containers come in contemporary designs that seamlessly blend with modern indoor and outdoor areas on campus.

What is the best way to keep a school clean? 

Following a recommended process for proper cleaning procedures is essential to achieving higher quality standards in your educational institution. To keep your schools clean, we suggest hiring cleaning contractors to perform the following tasks on a daily basis:

MAINTAIN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

Having a clean environment is essential to attracting prospective students. Stock up on cleaning tools that help custodians keep all areas, especially those most visited, looking clean all-day.

SUSTAINABILITY

Universities can make a positive impact on the environment by using products made of sustainable materials like the Swinger Loop® Wet Mop that is made of up to 100% recycled materials.

Productivity

PRODUCTIVITY

The Microfiber Finish Kit ensures controlled release of finish, protecting floors from scuffing and high-traffic wear and tear.

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Tilt truck lids cover unsightly waste to promote a more discreet appearance in public areas.

Why maintain a clean learning environment?

Having a clean school environment is essential for many reasons:

Prioritising cleanliness helps institutions make a strong and lasting impression on students, teachers and visitors alike.

TRANSPORT SUPPLIES AND WASTE EFFICIENTLY

Maximising productivity while transporting supplies and waste is important on all grounds and campuses. Utility carts have integrated features that carry tools needed for maintenance tasks, while tilt trucks efficiently carry large volumes of waste and recycling.

SUSTAINABILITY

Mega BRUTE® Mobile Collectors can hold a 23 gallon Slim Jim® container for improved waste sortation and recycling.

Productivity

PRODUCTIVITY

Front-access zippered bags on cleaning carts allow custodians to easily remove waste from the side of the bag, limiting the time spent removing waste.

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Tilt truck lids cover unsightly waste to promote a more discreet appearance in public areas.

CONSERVE RESOURCES AND SAVE TIME

Institutions are looking for ways to operate healthier, more sustainable grounds as influence from regulators, students and the community increase. Fixtures that reduce water consumption and battery usage help institutions reach their sustainability goals.

SUSTAINABILITY

AutoFaucet® delivers water only when needed, resulting in water savings of up to 70%.

Productivity

PRODUCTIVITY

LumeCel™ is self-powered by indoor and natural lighting, eliminating the need to use and replace single-use batteries.

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TCell™ Dispensers create a clean impression of campus by delivering a precise dose of fragrance for 60 to 90 days

Top deep cleaning priorities for educational institutions

To achieve cleanliness objectives and expectations, schools should put the following tasks at the top of their priority list and consider listed Rubbermaid product to get the job done:

1. Improve recycling rates across the institution

A variety of waste stream solutions can help schools and institutions comply with regulation and overall sustainability goals. Creating recycling stations across the building and promoting the use of them can reduce contamination rates and waste and encourage more instances of recycling. 

Equipment recommendation: The Slim Jim® Recycling Station 4 Stream Landfill/Paper/Plastic/Cans is an adaptable recycling solution with waste stream labels and intuitive lid openings to make recycling simple and seamless. 

2. Maintaining a clean work and learning environment

A school environment that promotes and maintains cleanliness can be attractive to prospective students, faculty and staff. Stocking up on cleaning products and encouraging deep cleaning by custodial staff and cleaning contractors can keep all areas, especially the ones that get the most foot traffic, clean on a regular basis. 

Equipment recommendation: The Executive Series™ HYGEN™ Glass Microfibre Cloth is designed to clean mirrors and clean surfaces leaving no scratches or lint residue behind.

3. Transport supplies and waste efficiently

Maximising productivity while transporting supplies and waste is important on all grounds and campuses. Utility carts have integrated features that carry tools needed for maintenance tasks, while tilt trucks efficiently carry large volumes of waste and recycling.

Equipment recommendation: The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series™ Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart is an effective tool for collecting waste and transporting cleaning supplies. 

4. Conserve resources and save time 

Institutions are looking for ways to operate healthier, more sustainable grounds as influence from regulators, students and the community increase. Fixtures that reduce water consumption and battery usage help institutions reach their sustainability goals.

Equipment recommendation: The AutoFoam Standard Metal Hand Sanitiser Stand works as a free-standing hand sanitiser station which promotes hand hygiene in a fast, convenient and effective manner. 

Learn more about our commercial cleaning product and recommendations for school cleaning checklists today.

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