The correct way to handle a bucket of dirty mop water depends on the specific circumstances and the materials involved, but in general, you should follow these guidelines:
Wear protective gear: Before handling the bucket, put on rubber gloves, closed-toe shoes, and other appropriate protective gear.
Empty the bucket: If possible, empty the dirty mop water down a sink or drain that is connected to the appropriate waste disposal system.
Rinse the bucket: After emptying the dirty water, rinse the bucket thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining debris or residue.
Sanitize the bucket: Once the bucket is rinsed, sanitize it with a solution of bleach and water or another approved disinfectant. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper dilution ratio and contact time.
Store the bucket: Once the bucket is clean and sanitized, store it in a dry, cool place away from food, pets, or children.