Important Reminder: Paint Disposal & Trash Chute Dangers
Posted By mcooper on December 28, 2021
I wanted to reach out about this separately as it is a very important safety and maintenance reminder: It is never safe to throw loose glass bottles or containers, paint, or heavy items down the trash chute. All these items can be safety hazards that can hurt people or damage the metal wall and create issues with the trash chute that are extremely expensive to repair.
Wednesday, December 22nd at approximately 12:30pm, Victor of Personal Touch Cleaning & Maintenance was cleaning the trash room, when a paint can was dropped down the trash chute. The paint can hit the bottom of the bin at a high rate of speed sending paint flying everywhere. Fortunately, Victor was far enough away that it only got on his pants and not in his mouth or eyes. Fortunately, he also was nearby at the time of impact to clean the paint before it dried affecting the function of the trash compactor.
Our janitorial team works tirelessly to keep your property in great condition so that you can be proud of it. Please take care to ensure you are following proper protocols and rules to not to create extra avoidable messes or put these staff members in danger.
Paint disposal must always be done offsite. It cannot be disposed of via the trash chute or by putting it in the dumpster bin.
There are not facilities here at Aria for disposing of paint or paint cans. Included on the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services website is a brochure of locations where residents can drop off their paints. To learn more, please visit: https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/ep/hazardous/paint
Thank you all for reading this important message. I appreciate everyone taking care of Aria’s building and its community.