Additional Health & Safety Practices

Last updated April 23, 2020

When COVID-19 cases first started to appear in the Portland area, we published this post on what we were doing to protect the health and safety of our workers and our customers.

As we’ve learned more about this virus and how it spreads, we’ve added additional policies and procedures so we can continue to serve you safely. Here are additional practices we’re adhering to:

Personnel practices:

  • Any employee experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who is exposed to COVID-19 is excused from work, with pay
  • Upon arriving to work, all employees wash their hands and get their temperature taken (if their temperature is higher than normal, they are excused from work, with pay)
  • All employees are outfitted with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer for use at home and at work

Depot practices:

  • No visitors are permitted at our depot
  • Depot door handles, carts, and work surfaces are fully sanitized three times each day
  • Depot employees wash their hands and change their gloves once per hour
  • All work stations in our depot are at least six feet apart from one another, as the CDC recommends

Delivery practices:

  • Drivers will no longer be picking up any recyclables. We’ll resume pick up when it is safe to do so. In the meantime:
    • Garry’s bottles: Please save them for when we resume picking up recyclables
    • aMylk bottles: Please save them for when we resume picking up recyclables
    • Rose & Lincoln jars: Please return to their retail location (during their open hours) at 3340 SE Hawthorne Blvd now or when you’re comfortable doing so
    • Happy Day Juice bottles: Please save these for when we resume picking up recyclables
  • Drivers are outfitted with gloves and sanitizing spray to use throughout their routes
  • Drivers practice no contact delivery, notifying customers electronically that their order has been delivered
  • Drivers sanitize delivery vehicles at the beginning and end of each route
  • As of April 6, 2020, we instituted a delivery minimum to avoid making multiple trips to customers’ homes in one week

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