The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) is pleased to provide this website for use by institutions and the general public. Its purpose is to offer facility managers, school administrators, educators, parents, and citizens a wealth of free information and tools to promote adoption of effective green cleaning practices, leading to healthier indoor environments.

Benefits of Green Cleaning
Policies, Guidelines, and Reports
Approved Green Cleaning Products
Best Practices
Frequently Asked Questions
Green Cleaning Products on State Contract

Updated March 17, 2020

The list of Green Cleaning products does NOT include disinfectants. To identify disinfection products that are EPA and DEC registered and specifically labeled as effective for COVID-19 please see the DEC list at:

For further guidance on cleaning and disinfecting in schools and other public and private facilities, please see the following guidance from the New York State Department of Health:

Agencies partnering with OGS to promote green cleaning policies and practices:
State Education Department Department of Health
Department of Environmental Conservation Department of Labor

Everything you need to establish a Green Cleaning Program
Five Steps to a Green Cleaning Program
Customizable Documents and Templates
Online Training Courses
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