D06.5 Other Areas
The landscape contractor is responsible for inspecting playgrounds weekly for any malfunction of equipment or failures of equipment that would pose a danger to a child. Report any needed repairs to Grounds Maintenance. If the item poses a danger, then use yellow warning tape to tape off the piece of equipment in question. General maintenance will include removing any trash or storm debris, emptying trash receptacle, mowing any grass, and edging all edges.
Visually inspect the boardwalks located in the Coastal Zone for any damage to the boardwalk or railings and report all damage to Grounds Maintenance for repair.
The landscape contractor is responsible for performing weekly inspections of the trails and trailheads. Remove any trash or storm debris along the route, empty trash receptacles, mow grass 2 feet wide on both sides of trails, and edge all edges. Blow paths clean.
D06.5.4 Vegetative Waste Disposal
Federal sustainable landscaping guidelines say, “The site maintenance plan will incorporate composting and/or recycling 100% of vegetation trimmings and appropriate compostable organics on-site, where feasible.” The SITES™ v2 Rating System offers a credit for recycling organic matter on site or within
50 miles, with the intention to, “support nutrient cycling, improve soil health, and reduce transportation costs and materials going to landfills.” Include a the strategy for dealing with organic waste sustainably. One exception to organic matter recycling is diseased or toxic plants, which, depending on the disease, must be bagged separately as trash; if they are regulated, like emerald ash borer, take diseased plants to the appropriate facility. Giant hogweed disposal may also be regulated by your state or jurisdiction. Never compost poison ivy, which poses a health risk to humans. Some toxic plant materials may need to be treated as hazardous waste. Always check for guidance from local public officials.
Composting or recycling vegetative waste should be quantified and reported to the base recycling program for diversion reporting.