Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.2 Quality of the Outdoor and Indoor Environment

5.2.7 Sewage and Garbage

5.2.7.2: Removal of Garbage


Garbage and rubbish should be removed from rooms occupied by children, staff, parents/guardians, or volunteers on a daily basis and removed from the premises at least twice weekly or at other frequencies required by the regulatory health authority.
RATIONALE
This practice provides proper sanitation and protection of health, prevents infestations by rodents, insects, and other pests, and prevents odors and injuries.
COMMENTS
Compliance can be tested by checking for evidence of infestation and odors.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home