The City of Ausitn's custodial program was recognized under the Green Seal Standard for Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services—the first municipal government custodial program to receive this honor. The Building Management Team for custodial services, which manages cleaning programs in 78 buildings in the city, achieved Green Seal certification for its leadership in sustainable cleaning.

The City of Ausitn uses nontoxic, biodegradable products, limits exposure to chemicals and contaminants, has implemented a building-specific green cleaning plan, trains staff on effective cleaningand green purchasing, and has waste minimization policies in place.

The city manager and other workers expressed pride at their hard work being recognized:

“Our custodial staff has been working diligently to achieve this goal,” Building Services Officer Eric Stockton added. “This certification is a part of our effort to become a leader within the industry and furthers our goal for Austin to be the best-managed city in the country.”

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