Facilities Operations, Procurement, and Auxiliary Services

Oberlin College Custodial Department

The Custodial Department consists of one manager, two day shift supervisors, one night shift supervisor and 54 employees with four starting shifts. The department is responsible for the cleanliness of all college campus buildings (academic buildings and resident halls).

Cleaning Products

The department recognizes that Green Seal   is a great source when it comes to making a decision on a product. We currently use Green Seal certified products from Johnson Diversey, for our daily cleaning we use Alpha HP, for daily bathroom cleaning we use Crew, and for glass and multi-surface we use Glance. 

We currently use Spartan BioRenewables Restroom Detail Cleaner which contains 8 percent citric acid from a renewable resource for when the restrooms needs a little more aggressive product.

Consume – contains naturally occurring digester enzymes that break down organic soils helping us to maintain our drains and eliminate odors.

We use Aquaria, it is a Green Seal Certified (No Heavy Metals) product, to finish our hard floors; it is manufactured by Johnson Diversey.

Hand Soap

We are currently using two (2) hand soaps from Kutol, (soap in a box and Foaming soap) they are both Green Seal Certified.

Paper Products 

The paper products that we stock are manufactured by Eco Soft they are Green Seal Certified. The Tissue is 100 percent recycled (recovered after paper making process) with a minimum of 20 percent, post-consumer, waste paper content, the core and box are 100 percent recycled material. The paper towels are 100 percent recycled (recovered after paper making process) with a minimum of 40 percent, post-consumer waste paper content, the core and box are 100 percent recycled material.

Vacuuming and Carpet Care

All vacuums on campus will meet or exceed the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) requirements for efficiency. The college is in the process of phasing out all standard Sanitaire vacuums and moving to Windsor Sensor vacuums . The Windsor vacuum is LEED qualifying with CRI SOA Silver Performance and noise levels less than 70 dBA.

Entrance Matting

Our floor entrance matting fibers are made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled P.E.T. polyester from Drink Bottles and the backing is made from 15% post consumer recycled rubber from tires.