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Vital Signs

Facts & Figures

A clean sweep

1.8 million
Square feet of cleanable space at DHMC

162
Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff who keep that space clean

337,376
Total hours annually that they spend cleaning

11,097
Square feet per day cleaned by each FTE
(that's an area equal to 4.4 average-sized U.S. houses)

1,531
Tons of trash (non-recyclable, non-hazardous waste) generated in 2008

1,020
Tons of recyclable waste generated in 2008

341
Tons of hazardous waste and "sharps" generated in 2008

$150,000
Approximate cost (not including labor) of disposing of the trash

$50,000
Approximate net revenue from the recycling program

$234,000
Approximate cost of disposing of hazardous waste and "sharps"

SOURCE: DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK MEDICAL CENTER


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