From conventional to greener school cleaning

One school district's guide to safety and sustainability
By: | Issue: February, 2016
January 25, 2016

Columbia Schools shifted from 33 chemicals to 10 green products to clean their district schools. Here’s what they used to use, and what they’ve adopted today.

Bathrooms and Locker Rooms

Old: Previously the district used 10 different cleaners from HillyardÑits Germicidal Bowl Cleaner, and Rejuvenal EPA Registered Disinfectant.
Green: Now the district uses environmentally-safer products from EnvirOx, including EnvirOx Fresh Concentrate 118 EPA Registered Sanitizer and EnvirOx Green Certified Hard Water/Soap Scum Remover.

Floors

Old: Hillyard Top Clean plus several other chemicals
Green: EnvirOx Green Certified Neutral Floor Cleaner

Cafeteria

Old: Hillyard Top Clean plus several other chemicals for the floors. Bleach and water for the tables.
Green: EnvirOx Green Certified Neutral Floor Cleaner for the floors. Soap and water for the tables.

Desks

Old: Hillyard Spray Clean HD plus several other chemicals.
Green: EnvirOx Fresh 118 EPA Registered Sanitizer. Tougher marks are removed with Mr. Clean pads.

Door Handles

Old: Previously not cleaned daily.
Green: EnvirOx Fresh 118 Concentrate