SOP – Kitchen Stewarding – Garbage Room Cleaning And Garbage Disposal

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Stewarding SOP for Garbage Room Cleaning and Garbage Disposal

The garbage room area is very vulnerable to bacterial contamination. The stewarding staff should follow the cleaning and disposal standards to prevent widespread bacterial contamination of the garbage room and the area around the garbage room. The stewarding staff should clearly understand how important it is to keep the garbage room area clean, and hygienic and also to follow proper garbage disposal procedures. 

The Executive Chef and Stewarding Manager should be responsible for ensuring that appropriate kitchen equipment cleaning and maintenance methods are followed by the stewarding staff. The hotel training and HRD department should develop and implement proper written Kitchen Stewarding SOP’s to ensure the same is implemented correctly throughout all the food preparation outlets.

Garbage Room and Garbage Disposal Standard Operating Procedures:

1. Dry garbage:

  • To make sure that garbage is not scattered in the disposal process.
  • To prevent bacterial contamination.
  • Garbage must be wrapped in plastic and tied. 
  • Garbage must be separated from wet garbage placed in the room dry waste.

2. Wet garbage:

  • Garbage must be wrapped in plastic and tied.
  • Placed in Garbage bin and covered.
  • Garbage must be separated from Dry garbage placed in the room dry waste.

What is the important guideline for waste/garbage collection and recycling management?

Space – To allocate sufficient areas within developments for the efficient access, storage, and collection of waste and recycling.

Access – To ensure waste systems are easy to use and that collection vehicles can access buildings to remove waste safely and efficiently.

Amenity To maintain a visually appealing streetscape and minimize the impacts of noise and odour from waste and recycling handling on building occupants, near neighbours, and the local area.

Safety To ensure safe practices for storage, handling, and collection of waste and recycling.

Services – For delivering effective waste services including bin handling and collection points, and managing bulky, problem waste, and strip-out waste.

Management – To ensure clarity regarding the roles of providing waste management systems.

What is the responsibility of the stewarding staff for maintaining the garbage room?

  • Cleaning is to be done regularly to avoid dirt and also to prevent the spread of bacteria.
  •  Must be cleaned every day.
  •  Must be cleaned two times a day at 00:00hrs and 05:00hrs.
  •  There must be general cleaning every week.
  •  General cleaning is done every Friday per week.
  •  Garbage collection should be done every day (dry garbage and wet garbage).
  •  Cleaning should be done after transporting garbage from the garbage room.
  •  Cleaning is to be done after garbage transportation.

What are the best practices for cleaning and safety while maintaining the garbage room?

1. Preparation before cleaning:

  • The steward in charge should check the below before starting the cleaning.
  • Before starting cleaning the staff should put on all appropriate safety tools.
  • The mask should be worn always.
  • Wear protective Gloves.
  • Wear a Protective Coat as per the standards.
  • Wear protective boots.

2. Prepare the required cleaning tools and chemicals:

  • To get the perfect cleaning below-mentioned cleaning tools and chemicals should be ready.
  • Broom.
  • Mop.
  • Mop bucket.
  • Brushing machine.
  • Stick squeeze.
  • Cleaning Chemicals.

3. Garbage room cleaning process:

  • Broom all garbage room.
  •  Wet the garbage room with water-mixed cleaning solution.
  •  Brush the entire garbage room area.
  •  Dry with a wet vacuum machine/ Stick squeeze.
  •  Mop all area garbage room for finishing touch. 

Training Summary questions:

Q1. What is the purpose of this SOP?

Q2. What are the steps to handle dry garbage?

Q3. Explain the procedure for handling wet garbage.

Q4. Explain the Garbage room cleaning procedure.

Q5. What is the responsibility of the stewarding staff for maintaining the garbage room?
SOP Number: Kitchen / F&B Production SOP – 36
Department: Stewarding Staff
Date Issued: 20-Feb-2019
Time to Train: 40 Minutes
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