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During a time when students want to return to their college campuses, experts predict that the COVID-19 pandemic will catalyze significant changes to the traditional learning environment and campus life.

Percentage of students who are confident that they can get a quality education through remote classes1

Average decline in classroom capacity as a result of social distancing2

Percentage of college students who are at least somewhat concerned about the safety of on-campus dining3

As a result, it is more important than ever before to strive for a new level of cleanliness and provide the right products to keep students safe while maximizing staff and employee productivity.

As students begin returning to colleges and universities across the country, higher education institutions need to ensure that they have an established cleaning process that includes regularly cleaning high-touch areas. Cleaning frequently with industry-leading products will help facilities keep students and employees safe and minimize the spread of illness.

Leaning & Workspace Solutions

Provide spaces that promote efficiency and productivity with high quality, aesthetically pleasing solutions for a clean and comfortable learning environment.

Common Area & Dining Solutions

Utilize efficient and durable product solutions that stand up to high-use traffic in campus common spaces and dining areas.

HIGHER EDUCATION CLEANING CHECKLIST

Higher Education Cleaning Checklist for Colleges & Universities
Higher Education Cleaning Checklist for Colleges & Universities

Utilize our Higher Education Cleaning Checklists to train your staff on appropriate cleaning protocols, including step-by-step instructions on how to clean your facility. Identify high-touch areas and ensure your staff understands the appropriate steps to clean and disinfect all areas of the facility, including:

  • Classrooms
  • Common Areas
  • Specialty Areas, including Auditorium & Library
  • Dining Hall
  • Restroom

Featured Products by Space

Classrooms

Entrance & Common Areas

Offices

Dining Hall

Restroom

Hallways

Library

Kitchen

Utilize best-in class cleaning tools to help reduce the spread of illness in classroom areas.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

BRUTE® Dolly Black

BRUTE® Dolly Black

Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE® Dolly smoothly and efficiently transports 20, 32, 44, and 55-gallon BRUTE® containers easily and quickly.

BRUTE® Caddy Bag Yellow

BRUTE® Caddy Bag Yellow

Turn your Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE® container into a cleaning cart with storage and transport for spray bottles, wet-floor signs, lobby dust pan, brushes, liners, gloves, and other cleaning supplies

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

The AutoFoam Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer formula dispenses in a light, airy consistency and acts quickly to kill microorganisms on hands. Use frequently between handwashes to maintain hand hygiene.

Protect student and staff well-being with touch free trash containers and sanitizer in high-traffic areas.

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

Executive Series™ Lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

Executive Series™ Lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Broom with Vinyl Handle is great for sweeping and cleaning in restaurants, malls, lobbies, and more.

Executive Series™ lobby Pro® Dustpan with long Handle, Black

Executive Series™ lobby Pro® Dustpan with long Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Pro® Dust Pan is ideal for malls, restaurants, lobbies, and more.

32 oz. Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Gel

32 oz. Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Gel

The FDA registered formulation contains 62.5% Ethyl Alcohol along with Aloe and Vitamin E as moisturizers, helping prevent dry skin after repeated use. The tabletop pump bottle is designed for ease of use in multi-purpose spaces to promote an on-going sanitary environment.

Atrium® Open Top 21 Gal Plastic Liner Satin Aluminum

Atrium® Open Top 21 Gal Plastic Liner Satin Aluminum

Durable and corrosion-resistant, Atrium® containers are designed to withstand daily use. Exterior surfaces are highly polished for a smooth and blemish-free appearance.

Half Round Flat Top Side Open 9 Gal Stainless Steel

Half Round Flat Top Side Open 9 Gal Stainless Steel

The Half Rounds Series indoor decorative waste container fits flush against walls to conserve space and reduce obstructions in high-traffic areas. The sleek and functional design of this receptacle blends seamlessly with upscale and modern indoor facilities.

Support sustainability initiatives with multi-stream waste receptacles designed for use in office spaces.

Triple Trolley with Straight Handle, Utility Duty with 3 In Casters, Black

Triple Trolley with Straight Handle, Utility Duty with 3 In Casters, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Triple Trolley efficiently transports large bulky loads and then folds flat for easy storage.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Deskside containers are space-efficient, economical, and an easy and an effective deskside recycling solution.

Side Bin Recycling Fits Wastebasket Large 5 QT Black

Side Bin Recycling Fits Wastebasket Large 5 QT Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Recycling Side Bin is constructed of polyethylene to be lightweight and durable. It attaches onto medium wastebaskets to create a deskside recycling solution.

Vented Slim Jim® Recycling 23 Gal Blue

Vented Slim Jim® Recycling 23 Gal Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim® containers with venting channels offer uncompromised performance in constrained spaces.

Convertible Utility Cart and Platform Truck, Black

Convertible Utility Cart and Platform Truck, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Utility Cart is a versatile, durable cart is able to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Reduce risk of cross-contamination to keep students and faculty safe in eating and dining areas.

19 QT Double Pail, Gray

19 QT Double Pail, Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Double Pail Plastic Bucket makes using a sponge mop simple.

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

Executive Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

The Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart with zippered vinyl bag collects waste and transports tools for efficient cleaning.

Cutlery Bin Gray

Cutlery Bin Gray

Safely stores and transports cutlery to minimize employee injuries.

Executive Series Service Cart, Black

Executive Series Service Cart, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Utility Cart brings the utmost in style, durability, and functionality to its users.

Bus/Utility Box 4.6 Gal Gray

Bus/Utility Box 4.6 Gal Gray

Undivided Bus Box

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

Disposable Wet Mops are single-use to help reduce the spread of dirt and grime, resulting in cleaner floors.

Provide touch free solutions to minimize spread of germs in restroom areas.

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

The AutoFlush® Sidemount for toilets is a touch-free, sensor-activated system that eliminates the potential for cross-contamination and promotes good hygiene.

Sanitary Bin 5 Gal   White

Sanitary Bin 5 Gal White

Designed to provide a safe and hygienic way to dispose of sanitary waste.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

The AutoFaucet® is a user-friendly, automatic faucet that utilizes Surround Sensor™ Technology to dispense water only when needed. Touch-free activation helps reduce cross-contamination on user's hands.

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 4

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 4

The AutoFaucet® is a user-friendly, automatic faucet that utilizes Surround Sensor™ Technology to dispense water only when needed. Touch-free activation helps reduce cross-contamination on user's hands.

English Only "Closed For Cleaning" Hanging Doorway Safety Sign, Yellow

English Only "Closed For Cleaning" Hanging Doorway Safety Sign, Yellow

"Closed For Cleaning" hanging sign is on an extendable pole to block doorways and entrances up to 50" wide and utilizes ANSI/OSHA-compliant color

Complement facility aesthetic with timeless designs that complement any campus’ aesthetic.

Microburst® 3000 Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology   White

Microburst® 3000 Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology White

The Microburst® 3000, powered by the revolutionary LumeCel™ rechargeable energy system, offers flexible programming and powerful odor control.

Configure™ 1 Stream Landfill 23 Gal Gray Stenni

Configure™ 1 Stream Landfill 23 Gal Gray Stenni

The Configure™ Decorative Waste Containers provide a recycling solution with sleek, smooth surfaces and contoured edges. This recycling system has a modern appearance that will fit seamlessly into any indoor or outdoor commercial environment. Please note: this SKU is a Configure™ 1-Stream 23 Gallon container with a "Landfill" label.

Configure™ 1 Stream Mixed Recycling 33 Gal Gray Stenni

Configure™ 1 Stream Mixed Recycling 33 Gal Gray Stenni

The Configure™ Decorative Waste Containers provide a recycling solution with sleek, smooth surfaces and contoured edges. This recycling system has a modern appearance that will fit seamlessly into any indoor or outdoor commercial environment. Please note: this SKU is a Configure™ 1-Stream 33 Gallon container with a "Mixed Recycling" label.

Configure™ 1 Stream Organic Waste 33 Gal Gray Stenni

Configure™ 1 Stream Organic Waste 33 Gal Gray Stenni

The Configure™ Decorative Waste Containers provide a recycling solution with sleek, smooth surfaces and contoured edges. This recycling system has a modern appearance that will fit seamlessly into any indoor or outdoor commercial environment. Please note: this SKU is a Configure™ 1-Stream 33 Gallon container with an "Organic Waste" label.

Executive Series™ Wooden Multilingual "Caution" Sign, 2 Sided, 22", Gold

Executive Series™ Wooden Multilingual "Caution" Sign, 2 Sided, 22", Gold

Elegant, dark hardwood "Caution" Sign is 2-sided for effective multilingual safety communication that won't disrupt a building's image.

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

Enable cleaning efficiency in specialty areas with all-in-one solutions for sanitation and waste collection.

Heavy Duty Ergo Handle Utility Cart, Lipped Shelf, Medium, Black

Heavy Duty Ergo Handle Utility Cart, Lipped Shelf, Medium, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Heavy-Duty Utility Cart is a versatile, durable cart that can support up to 500 lbs.

Service Cart with 4 In Swivel Casters,  Black

Service Cart with 4 In Swivel Casters, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Utility Cart is a versatile, durable cart that can support up to 200 lbs.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

Vented Slim Jim® 23 Gal Gray

Vented Slim Jim® 23 Gal Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim® containers with venting channels offer uncompromised performance in constrained spaces.

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stainless Steel

Silhouettes Large Rectangle 22.5 Gal Stainless Steel

The sleek Silhouettes 22.5 Gallon FGSR18 Decorative Rectangle Indoor Waste Container has a contemporary perforated pattern designed to seamlessly and beautifully blend with modern facilities and environments. High-quality materials and craftsmanship ensure containers can withstand the rigors of everyday use.

Slim Jim® Resin Trainable Dolly

Slim Jim® Resin Trainable Dolly

Slim Jim® Resin Dolly is designed to support and transport Vented Slim Jim® containers smoothly and efficiently through any commercial facility.

Maximize efficiency in back of house kitchen areas with products that promote worker ergonomics and productivity.

Slim Jim® 13 Gal Under Counter Container Gray

Slim Jim® 13 Gal Under Counter Container Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim® Under-Counter containers are a purpose-built solution for space efficient waste disposal under the counter.

Rollout Container 65 Gal Gray

Rollout Container 65 Gal Gray

Easy mobility for material handling, general refuse, and bulk waste collection.

ProSave® 400 Cup Ingredient Bin with 32 Oz Scoop

ProSave® 400 Cup Ingredient Bin with 32 Oz Scoop

The Rubbermaid Commercial ProSave® Ingredient and Food Storage Mobile Bin is a bulk food storage container on wheels. With a slanted front, sliding opening, and 32-ounce scoop, these food storage containers make it easy to transport ingredients.(Note: Canadian SKU# for this product is 2020793)

High Heat Scraper 9.5" Red

High Heat Scraper 9.5" Red

All-purpose scrapers are a necessity in every kitchen.

Premium Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Digital Portion Control Scale 12 lb

Premium Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Digital Portion Control Scale 12 lb

With the Premium Digital Portion Control Scales, your kitchen will be more efficient, more productive, and safer in your food preparation practices.

FreshWorks™ Produce Saver Container 8 Gal

FreshWorks™ Produce Saver Container 8 Gal

The Rubbermaid Commercial Freshworks™ Produce Saver Keeps Produce Fresher Longer.*

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HIGHER EDUCATION PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

Higher Education Product Recommendations for Colleges & Universities
Higher Education Product Recommendations for Colleges & Universities

Utilize our Higher Education Product Recommendations brochure to identify RCP products that support facility cleanliness, including touch free products, hand sanitizer stations, cleaning solutions, and more.

For more information on Higher Education cleaning guidance, review guidelines from key industry associations, regulatory bodies, and media outlets, including the below:

centers for disease control and prevention

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1 “COVID-19 and US Higher Education Enrollment: Preparing Leaders for Fall,” McKinsey and Company, 2020.  |  2  National Council on School Facilities and Cooperative Strategies, 2020.  |  3 “Nutrislice: “C&U Student Survey, 2020.

Contact your RCP representative for more information on Higher Education cleaning guidelines or product solutions.

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