Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.64
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle Central College
OP-13: Cleaning and Janitorial Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.91 / 1.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total annual expenditures on cleaning products:
21,331.22 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green cleaning products:
16,009.59 US/Canadian $

Total annual expenditures on janitorial paper products:
41,626.54 US/Canadian $

Annual expenditures on certified green janitorial paper products:
41,025.68 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the time period on which the figures reported above are based :

calendar year 2019

Percentage of expenditures on cleaning and janitorial products that are third party certified to meet recognized sustainability standards:

Website URL where information about the institution’s cleaning and janitorial purchasing is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

In 2019, we purchased cleaning chemicals from Grainger, West Coast Paper (WCP), and Complete Office. Our custodial cleaning products data only includes these three vendors.

Central switched to Cintas for all chemicals in December 2019, so most of our cleaning supplies expenses are now with Cintas. Unfortunately, much of 2020 data is not reflective of normal operations due to COVID and we do not have accurate usage or expense data for Cintas due to some billing and equipment problems during the setup of the account, which were unresolved for quite some time. It is worth noting though that 1) several of our everyday cleaners, including the glass and surface cleaner and the Neutral floor cleaner are Green Seal certified, and 2) Cintas is responsible for filling all chemical dispensers on campus, so the custodians should NEVER come in contact with the concentrated form of the various chemicals. We hope to report on our Cintas chemicals in our next STARS Submission.

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