Toss towels in the trash, please

By Communications Staff
October 09, 2009

The recent installation of paper towels in campus washrooms to curb virus transmission comes with a request that students, staff and faculty discard waste towels in the trash - not in toilets.

 
"These paper towels will not break down and can end up causing back ups, which is not only costly for the university, but an inconvenience for those whose area has been affected," says Roy Langille, Associate Vice-President (Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services).
 
While no major incidents have been reported yet, Langille says he has received a complaint and is asking the campus community to be mindful of the need to properly dispose of paper towels.
 
In addition, there have been reports of the use of paper towels as stoppers in the sinks, which can cause clogs, overflows and unnecessary work for building custodians.
 
"We're also asking folks to use the garbage containers, not floors, when throwing out the paper towels, so as not to create extra work for our custodians," adds Langille.























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