Removing trash and recycled items is a big part of any commercial cleaning job. How you go about doing this will depend on the size of the building. For smaller buildings, you may not have room to store a rolling trash cart. In this case, you must carry around a large (43×48) trash bag from room to room and collect the trash & paper as you go.
Keep a roll of small trash can liners in your pocket as you go to avoid extra trips back and forth when you need to change a bag. Some things to keep in mind:
- Don’t drag the bags as you are walking, they can rip and leak fluids on the carpet.
- Look in a can before you dump it. If it is full of coffee or liquids carefully pull the bag watching for drips.
- Tie the corner of the bags when replacing can liners. This helps them stay attached and not fall into the can.
- Wash the outside of the cans when needed.
- Replace the cans neatly where you found them. Nothing says ‘we are in a hurry’ more than leaving the can in the wrong spot.
As your large bags get filled, be sure to tie them and put them on a hard floor surface area before you bring them to the dumpster. Don’t leave them on the carpet in case they are leaking. When removing trash in a breakroom or kitchen make sure it’s not leaking and double bad it if needed.
For larger facilities, you will need rolling trash carts. There are a few styles to choose from depending on the size of the building.
If your client is responsible for ordering the trash bags, you should keep a supply stashed in case they forget or fall behind. Running out of trash bags is a major inconvenience.