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FML 2.1 - Litter Clean-up

Purpose

The purpose of this letter is to outline procedures for keeping the grounds of the University of Denver campus clean and attractive to its residents and visitors.

Within the Facilities Management Department, this goal is accomplished primarily through the efforts of the Grounds Staff, Ritchie Center Staff and Custodial staffs.

Staff Responsibilities and Tasks

It is the responsibility of each staff member and supervisor to insure that his or her assigned area is kept clear of trash and debris, as follows:

Grounds Staff:

Patrol on a daily basis the public and common areas, such as quads and malls, in between and around buildings, and parking structures to clean up all trash and debris found.

Empty all trash cans on exterior of buildings, regardless of location.

Pick up trash found outside buildings in the course of duties, regardless of location.

Custodial Staff:

Patrol on a daily basis the perimeter of their assigned buildings, which is defined as the entrances to all buildings, courtyards, and main sidewalks leading up to the entrances, and clean up all trash and debris found.  Empty ash urns at entrances to the building. (Note: For night crews, these tasks apply to lit areas only.)

While not responsible for emptying trash cans, inspect and take care of overflow problems.

Pick up trash found outside buildings in the course of duties, regardless of location.

Residential Custodial Staff:

Patrol on a daily basis the perimeter of their assigned buildings, which is defined as the entrances to all buildings, courtyards, and main sidewalks leading up to the entrances, and clean up all trash and debris found.  Empty ash urns at entrances to the building

While not responsible for emptying trash cans, inspect and take care of overflow problems.

Pick up trash found outside buildings in the course of duties, regardless of location.

Ritchie Center Staff (Maintenance and Custodial):

Ritchie Center Grounds Staff:  Patrol on a daily basis the Ritchie Center, Benjamin Stapelton Jr. Tennis Pavilion, the Barton LaCrosse Stadium and all associated grounds, walks, fields, and parking facilities to clean up all trash and debris found.

Custodial Staff:  Same duties as described above for Custodial Staff.

University owned Greek Houses

The Facilities Management Grounds Staff shall perform daily patrols of the “public” grounds, parking lots and dumpster areas in the same manner as described above under Grounds Staff.

Custodial, Grounds and Ritchie Supervisors:

Perform a quality control inspection, using a standard report for each area, to insure that patrols are taking place effectively.  These inspections shall be summarized and submitted to the appropriate Manager of the area.

Building Liaison Responsibilities

The Facilities Management Department has solicited a number of staff members from other departments to assist in keeping buildings clean and attractive.  These other staff are designated as “building liaisons.”  Their responsibilities are as follows:

  • Communicate with custodial supervisory staff about specific issues or needs in the building in which they reside.
  • Provide feedback to Facilities Management about performance and areas for improvement.

Approved by: 

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Jeff Bemelen, Director of Facilities Mgmt.

Effective Date: May 1, 1995

Revised: January 15th, 2005