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Cleaning and Recycling

COVID-19 CLEANING PROCESS

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our cleaning process to add more bleach based cleaning solutions.   We have previously used the “green” cleaning processes, but in an effort to make the cabins as safe as possible for our guests during the pandemic, we are now using the stronger bleach based products.   We are also deep cleaning more frequently and are paying special attention to the high touch areas.   We have always drained and cleaned the hot tubs after a guest checks out, and we are continuing that process with bleach based solutions. 

We also are trying to keep the cabins vacant for at least one night between customers.  This is not always possible due to our customers fixed travel dates, but we will try to minimize the number of times that we have one customer leave in the morning and another check-in that same afternoon.   We are also not accommodating early check-in requests at this time, to give the cabin the maximum vacancy time possible between guests.

Many guests have preferred our natural green cleaning process in the past, as they have sensitive skin or are uncomfortable with the bleach based products.  If you would like us to use “green cleaning” for your stay, we will supplement that with steam cleaning, but we will need a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to your arrival to be able to add the steam cleaning to our process.

We will be wearing face masks whenever we are interacting with customers.  We suggest our customers wear face masks when interacting with other people, but it is not required.  The local rules on face masks are constantly in flux by the local governments, so please let us know if you have any questions about the current rules that are in effect during the time of your stay.   Many area businesses require their customers to wear face masks, so we highly recommend you bring a face mask when traveling.

GREEN CLEANING PROCESS

Our goal is to provide you with a healthy and comfortable place to stay while you are here to experience natural surroundings and relaxation.  We make our best effort to keep the environment “green”.

For laundry, we use “Mrs. Meyers stain remover”, “ALL laundry soap” and “OXICLEAN”.   We minimize the use of “bleach”.  

For cabin cleaning, we use “Mrs. Meyers all purpose and bathroom sprayers”.  We use “Magic eraser” for tough surface stain.

We provide “Seventh Generation Dish Soap” for the cabins, and we use hand-made shampoo and shower bars for all cabins

Here are the links to our cleaning suppliers,

Mrs. Meyers Website at http://www.mrsmeyers.com/

Seventh Generation Website at http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

Greenwich Bay Trading Co. at http://gbsoaps.com 

WE RECYCLE

 Recycle bins are provided at each cabin.  We recycle newspaper, magazines, plastics (milk, water or soda bottles), cardboard, glass, and aluminum.  Most of our customers participate in our recycling program, and we collect about 6,000 gallons of recycle material each year (measured by 50 gallon recycle collection bins).  We are very proud to be able to keep that much material out of the local landfill.

We use mulching blades on all of our mowers to keep from creating lawn waste.   We compost the animal manure, along with grass, leaves, and fresh vegetable and herb waste. Customers are welcome to give us their left over fruits and vegetables to add to our compost bin.  Once the raw material has composted, we use it as fertilizer on the property to grow plants and to enhance the landscape.  Our composting process uses about 15,000 gallons of raw material each year (measured by 50 gallon collection bins). We are proud of our manure management program and our ability to keep natural vegetation out of the landfill.

The farm has thousands of trees.  As we trim trees and remove dead trees from time to time, we recycle them.  If the trees are hardwoods, they are cut into firewood for the cabins.  Small limbs and brush are ground into wood chips and used for mulch on the trails and around the plants.  We purchase the majority of our firewood from a local supplier, who gets his firewood from trees that are being removed for some reason, as part of landscaping, therefore recycling the trees that would otherwise be waste material, and also avoiding the cutting of beautiful trees just to produce firewood.

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