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Stewarding SOP for Garbage Room Cleaning and Garbage Disposal

SOP Number: Kitchen / F&B Production SOP – 36

Department: Stewarding Staff

Date Issued: 20-Feb-2019

Time to Train: 40 Minutes

Purpose of this SOP:

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, hygiene and also to follow proper garbage disposal procedures. 

The Executive Chef and Stewarding Manager should be responsible to ensure 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 are able to access buildings to remove waste safely and efficiently.

Amenity - To maintain a visually appealing streetscape and minimise 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 providing waste management systems.

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

  • Cleaning 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.

  • 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 to be done after garbage transportation.

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

1. Preparation before cleaning:

  • Steward in charge should check the below before starting the cleaning.

  • Before start cleaning the staff should put on all appropriate safety tools.

  • Mask should be worn always.

  • Wear protective Gloves.

  • Wear Protective Coat as per the standards.

  • Wear protective boots.

2. Prepare the required cleaning tools and chemical:

  • To get the perfect cleaning below mentioned cleaning tools and chemical 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 are with water mixed cleaning solution.

  • Brush the entire garbage room area.

  • Dry with 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 Garbage room cleaning procedure?

Q5. What is the responsibility of the stewarding staff for maintaining the garbage room?

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Authored and managed by Augustine, a hotelier with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has a 3-year diploma with 'honors' from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and a Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA Degree.