Green Cleaning State Mandate
Green Cleaning- State of Iowa Mandate:
The Des Moines Public Schools is committed to creating a safe learning environment for students, staff and community members. The State of Iowa House File 823, http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/linc/83/external/HF823_Enrolled.pdf encourages school districts along with other governmental entities to conform to an environmentally preferable cleaning and maintenance policy on or after July 1, 2012. The District has been transitioning environmentally preferred cleaning products and other supplies for several years. The State bill specifies that it does not prohibit the use of disinfectants or sanitizers when necessary to protect the public health, provided that the use of these products is in accordance with the responsible cleaning procedure requirements. The bill also allows school districts to deplete existing supplies while introducing new requirements in the procurement cycle through June 30, 2013.
Listed below are the primary “environmentally preferred” custodial products and supplies that are used by staff to clean, sanitize, disinfect, stock and perform floor care functions.
Custodial Cleaning Products:
Custodial Paper Products:
Custodial Foam Soap:
Custodial Floor Care Products:
Microfiber: This item does not require a Material Safety Data Sheet