WMS undertakes public areas and toilets sanitation 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Public areas in Jamestown are cleaned daily. Whilst some operators commence at 0600hrs, an operator also works from 0830hrs to 1600hrs for the continuity of cleaning public areas and toilets in Jamestown.
Operators commencing at 0600hrs will use mechanical Stihl Blow/Vac’s to clean public areas, as coordinated by the WMS Supervisor. These machines, whilst efficient, are noisy and therefore their use in Jamestown must cease by 0800hrs. The exception to this is when undertaking a specific clean-up of an area e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Playground, as occasionally requested.
Public toilets outside of Jamestown are cleaned in conjunction with domestic waste collection routes. Cleaning materials, chemicals and water are carried in all WMS vehicles for this purpose. Ordinarily ancillaries are not provided in public toilets. The exception to this is on cruise ship days when toilet rolls and hand soap are supplied to enhance these facilities.
It is known that the majority of public toilet buildings are in a poor state of repair and require modernization and often this leads to complaints from the public and visitors as to the ‘state’ of the public toilets. Whilst WMS are not responsible for the aesthetics and maintenance of public toilet buildings, we are responsible for their sanitation.
In line with public areas sanitation, WMS also cleans the glass bus shelters located at; White Gate, Cleughs Plain, lower Half Tree Hollow and Ropery Field.
The bus shelters can become covered in green algae, especially those located rurally. They are monitored for cleanliness by the WMS Supervisor, who coordinates their cleaning when required.