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4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Green Clean

Green Clean UNICCO Service Company is excited about launching our GreenClean Program at Eckerd College, in keeping with our commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality and environmentally responsible facilities services solutions.

We recognize the benefits and understand that our customers often want a green approach to improve worker safety, reduce waste, cut down on allergic reactions, and improve the indoor air quality for their faculty, staff and students.

The objective of the program is to demonstrate thorough and thoughtful stewardship of energy and resources. Our goal is to take major steps to reduce environmental impacts and protect our workers, using the least aggressive, safest product that is effective for the cleaning task. Examples of the Green Program we have implemented at Eckerd include:

Green Products and Equipment

  • Collaborating with companies that offer environmentally preferable products. This includes using:
    • Products and equipment that are rated as Green Seal or Energy Star
    • Concentrated solutions, cutting down on transportation, handling and storage costs
    • Supplies that have labels screen printed on the products
  • Installing mixing stations to ensure proper usage of the chemicals
  • Moving away from petroleum-based to citrus-based cleaners
  • Using low VOC paint products and zero mercury bulbs
  • Slow release fertilizers
  • Purchasing Recycled Materials
    • Office products made with recycled materials (e.g., paper at least 35% recycled)
    • Crushed recycled concrete on the new parking lot
    • Cypress Match Mulch - recycled wood materials
    • Solutions packaged in recycled containers

Green Practices

  • Initiation of a foam cleaning method to decrease use of acidic cleaning products
  • Installation of walk-off mats at entranceways to prevent contaminants from entering a building
  • Use of bacteria to control lawn pests
  • Use of micro-fiber rages and mops
  • Applying a cleaner to a cloth rather than spraying it on a surface
  • Recycling all office toner cartridges and paper, paper, glass & aluminum
  • Use of reclaimed water for irrigation
  • Preventive maintenance program on equipment
  • Controlled maintenance program on all cleaning equipment
  • Utilize a trash compactor to reduce volume sent to landfills and reduce energy consumed on more frequent pulls
  • Mulch plant areas to help retain moisture and conserve water
  • Provide associates in office areas with coffee mugs in lieu of disposable cups
  • Training to ensure proper use of green products


  • Buy quality products and keep them for a lifetime
  • Buy rechargeable batteries
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room
  • Don't leave water running
  • Remove your name from unwanted solicitation lists: www.obviously.com/junkmail
  • Buy items with the least packaging


  • Repair broken items instead of replacing them with new ones
  • Borrow books, videos, CDs, and read magazines at the library
  • Take a reusable bag or backpack when shopping
  • Give away, swap or sell unwanted items


  • Buy recycled products: look for "Made with recycled materials" or "Made with post-consumer waste"
  • Ask store managers to help you find recycled products, or visit www.greenpages.org


  • Fight Litter: use appropriate trash bins, recycling bins and ash urns for your garbage.
  • Clean dishes when you are through with them to improve sanitation and reduce unwanted pests.
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