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Cleaning at Ranmoor/Endcliffe & City


You are responsible for keeping your bedroom clean and tidy throughout the year. You’re also jointly responsible for keeping shared areas clean and tidy and should work together with your flatmates to make sure that kitchens and shared bathrooms are kept in an acceptable condition. Your Residence Life Mentor can offer advice if you need it, such as following a rota for emptying the kitchen bins. You can also ask the cleaners for some tips and advice. Whether or not you get your deposit back partly depends on how clean you keep your accommodation, so it’s in your interests to keep things clean and tidy!

It is your responsibility to make sure that shared areas are kept in good enough condition for your cleaner to be able to do their job properly.


1. Keep the inside of the fridge clean, remove old food and wipe the shelves regularly
2. Wash up and clear away any kitchen items from work surfaces and sink area before the
cleaner arrives
3. Make sure that food doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the oven - it’s a fire risk
4. Take out rubbish & recycling and if you opt for a food waste bin you are responsible for the
disposal of this
5. Wipe down the work surfaces and cooker regularly, especially if you spill food during cooking
6. Do not use the vacuum cleaner to pick up wet spillages
7. Where provided, occasionally takedown and wash your shower curtain

CLEANING PROVISION

If cleaning is provided in your accommodation, it will start from September onwards. Cleaning will not be carried out over the bank holidays and it will finish in June. You’ll be informed of your cleaner’s name, along with the day they’ll come in on a welcome card left within your accommodation. 

En-suite self-catered:

Kitchens, stairs, landings cleaned fortnightly


Standard self-catered:

Bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, stairs, landings cleaned fortnightly


Houses:

Bathrooms, toilets, kitchens, stairs, landings cleaned fortnightly

Cleaning at Allen Court

Common areas at Allen Court are cleaned Monday - Friday. However, no cleaning is provided in the apartments and study bedrooms.

CLEANING GUIDELINES

  • Keep the inside of the fridge clean, remove old food and wipe the shelves regularly
  • Wash up and clear away any kitchen items from work surfaces and the sink area
  • Make sure that food doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the oven - it’s a fire risk
  • Take out the rubbish and recycling
  • Wipe down the work surfaces and cooker regularly, especially if you spill food during cooking
  • Do not use a vacuum cleaner to pick up wet spillages

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

You are responsible for keeping your bedroom clean and tidy throughout the year. You’re also jointly responsible for keeping shared areas clean and tidy and should work with your flatmates to make sure that kitchens and corridors are kept in an acceptable condition. Your Residence Life Mentor can offer advice if you need it, such as following a rota for emptying the kitchen bins. Whether or not you get your deposit back partly depends on how clean you keep your accommodation, so it’s in your best interests to keep things spick and span!

Cleaning at St Vincent's

Communal areas at St Vincent’s such as kitchens are cleaned fortnightly. This will include wiping down surfaces, cleaning the
hobs and making sure the floors are clean. You’ll need to make sure that you keep on top of the washing up and keep the sides
clear so that our teams have enough space to clean.

No cleaning is provided in your bedroom.

Cleaning at Studio 300

KEEPING YOUR ACCOMMODATION CLEAN
Common areas at Studio 300 are cleaned regularly, however no cleaning is provided in the studios.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
You are responsible for keeping your studio clean and tidy throughout the year. You’re also jointly responsible for keeping
shared areas clean and tidy. Whether or not you get your deposit back partly depends on how clean you keep your accommodation, so it’s in your best interest to keep things spick and span!

Bins 

BIN COLLECTIONS

Apartments & flats

You are responsible for regularly emptying your kitchen bins and taking the rubbish and recycling to the bin stores - not your cleaner. General waste, recycling and glass are collected weekly.


Houses

Our waste contractor will collect the bins from your footpath and empty them, so there is no need for you to take them to the road. Remember not to overfill the bin or leave additional rubbish as excess waste won’t be collected. General waste, recycling and glass will be collected weekly or fortnightly depending on the location of your property.

Please do not leave your waste at the side of the bins.

RECYCLING

In most kitchens, there are facilities to recycle. Use white or see-through rubbish bags where possible, please don’t use black bags for recycling:

• Paper
• Plastics
• Card
• Tin
• Glass

Food Waste:

Your flat may also have a food caddy. This can be filled with food waste using bags inside the caddy. When the caddy is full empty it into the nearest food waste bin.

Mixing:

Follow the instructions for mixing waste on the bins in your kitchen, otherwise, it may not get recycled.

Donate, Don’t Waste

Donate, Don’t Waste is our biannual scheme that gives you the chance to donate your unwanted household items to charity. There will be drop-off points throughout the residences, and donated items will benefit local homeless and disadvantaged people or help raise money for good causes.

To find out more email: greenteam@sheffield.ac.uk

Items you can donate include:

Bedding, such as duvets, pillows and linen, clothing and shoes, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, unopened toiletries, CDs and DVDs, non-perishable and unopened food.

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