Green Cleaning

UNC Asheville believes in sustainable environmental practices across the board, whether it’s reducing waste or using the most environmentally friendly cleaning practices.

Cleaning Supplies

The facilities managment staff maintains 49 buildings across campus, a total of 1,339,477 square feet. Clorox Greenworks cleaning chemicals are used for basic cleaning, including:

  • glass cleaner
  • all-purpose cleaner
  • toilet bowl cleaner
  • green seal certified hand soap


UNC Asheville also uses green procedures and equipment. One hundred percent recycled tissue paper and hand towels, along with Enmotion automatic towel and hand soap dispensers, are used in all bathrooms, which reduces waste of soap and towels. UNC Asheville Facilities staff uses washable cleaning cloths, automatic scrubbers, and microfiber dust mops. These practices reduce waste and use of chemicals, and save water. A heavy duty cleaner that uses seventy percent less water has no phosphates, no solvents, and no ozone-depleting compounds.