Waxie Restroom & Acid Bowl Cleaner (Concentrate) 030063

Acid bowl cleaners are more hazardous by nature, but may be needed for occasional deep cleaning. Non-acid or general purpose cleaners should be used on a routine basis.

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City Approved

Type

Industrial

Environmental & Health Information

Automatic dilution systems allow the use of concentrated products, which are better for the environment because fuel for shipping is dramatically reduced. Dilution systems also protect worker health because they are less likely to be exposed to the more dangerous concentrated product. Closed-loop dilution systems are the safest choice, since there is no opportunity to access the concentrate directly. 

Info on this product category: Toilet Cleaners (Acid)

Criteria for Toilet Cleaners (Acid)

Products must be Green Seal GS-37 certified.

Last updated

Last updated: 
April 30, 2015

Guide for City Staff

City Custodians:

  1. Are required to buy these cleaners (if needed):
  2. Post the City department green cleaning checklist/poster

  3. Post tips (for microfibers, disinfecting, dusting, polishing, floor care, kitchens, restrooms) from custodial green cleaning training videos by SF Environment. 

  4. Disinfectants are only important for surfaces like doorknobs.
  5. Switch to microfiber mops and cloths, which can prevent injuries because there's no need for heavy mop buckets.
  6. Install closed-loop dilution systems (if possible) to prevent employee exposure to hazardous concentrates.

Non-custodial City Staff:

Recycling Instructions

It's illegal to trash cleaners (and other chemicals, electronics, lighting, metal, paints). So do one of the following:

  • Use what you already have. 
  • Give them to someone who needs them.
  • Legally and safely dispose them. Post this recycling poster (available in Spanish/Chinese) above each trash bin. Then get a pick up.

Citywide Contract

Special Purchasing Instructions

See discounted prices for one gallon bottles in the most recent Janitorial Cleaners Contract Award.

Guide for Small Businesses & Homes

  • Try microfiber mops and cloths, which can get rid of 99% of bacteria with plain water.
  • Make your own cleaners from common materials like baking soda, castille soap, or lemon juice.
  • See consumer products on GoodGuide.
  • Use disinfectants sparingly. The most important surfaces are doorknobs.
  • Choose ready-to-use, peroxide- or citric acid-based disinfectants.  Avoid disinfectants that list hypochlorites or quaternary ammonium compounds as ingredients (e.g., ammonium chloride).
  • Small businesses can save money by switching to industrial/institutional cleaners.  Ready-to-use products are 15 times more expensive than concentrates.
  • Custodial companies that are SF Green Businesses should watch the custodial green cleaning training videos by SF Environment, and consider posting Custodial Green Cleaning Tips (available in Spanish and Chinese).
  • Legally and safely dispose of cleaners (and other chemicals, electronics, lighting, metal, paints) in the San Francisco Bay Area or rest of the U.S

Guide for Large Organizations

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