Facilities and Campus Operations

Custodial Services

Custodial Services is responsible for cleaning campus building interiors on a regularly scheduled basis. Services are scheduled and performed based on service needs and customer convenience. For any general questions or concerns regarding service scheduling or services provided please contact Barney Harvey at bth2@uw.edu or 425-352-3361.

For urgent custodial needs please call 425-352-5466 for items such as:

  • Sharps Disposal (Discarded Hypodermic Needles)
  • Bodily Fluid Clean-Up
  • Broken Glass/Light Bulbs/Other Sharp Object Disposal
  • Flood
  • Vandalism / Graffiti

Routine Cleaning & Services (Preventive Maintenance):

Routine Cleaning & Services provided are:

  • Clean and disinfect washrooms and showers, stock product, empty waste containers
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountain/water bottle fill stations
  • Clean kitchen sinks, counters, tables
  • Restock hand sanitizer dispensers
  • Empty waste/recycle/compost containers, exchange liners and spot clean containers as needed
  • Dust uncluttered horizontal & vertical surfaces
  • Spot clean doors, windows, walls
  • Clean tables, podiums
  • Clean whiteboards
  • Sweep, vacuum, mop floors, stairs, elevators
  • Vacuum, spot-clean walk-off matting & carpets

NIGHT TIME SERVICES: Most of the routine cleaning and services that are provided in the Circulation Areas (Entry Areas, Hallways, Stairs, and Elevators), Classrooms & Labs, and the Washrooms & Showers are performed primarily at night when the buildings are closed and unoccupied.

OFFICE AREA WASTE & RECYCLING: Office Suites, Personal Offices, Office Work Stations and Copy Rooms are “trashed-out” (waste & recycle containers are emptied) twice weekly between 5p and 8a on the following days:

  • UWB & Library Spaces: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Cascadia Spaces: Monday and Thursday

To have your waste or recycle container emptied:

  • For occupants of personal offices with doors: set your containers outside of your office door.
  • For occupants of cubicles or work stations without doors: pull your containers out from under your desks and set them out near the entry of your cubicle or work station.

Set all containers out by 5 PM on the collection days listed above for your area.

DAY TIME SERVICES: Most of the routine cleaning and services that are provided in the Kitchens, Break Rooms, and Conference Rooms are performed primarily during the day when the buildings are open and occupied. Other day-time routine cleaning and services include mid-day washroom cleaning, circulation area quick cleaning/waste & recycle collection, and quick-calls.

Periodic Cleaning and Services (Office Cleaning, Project Cleaning, and Break Cleaning):

  • Periodic Cleaning & Services provided are:
  • Sanitary Napkin Dispenser Restock – Quarterly (Breaks)
  • Elevator Track Cleaning – Quarterly (Breaks)
  • Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning – Annual (Summer Break)
  • Circulation Area Carpet Cleaning – Breaks
  • Classroom Furniture Re-Sets – Quarterly (Breaks)
  • Classroom Break Cleaning – Quarterly (Breaks)
  • Classroom Break Cleaning (Detail) – Autumn Break
  • High Dusting – Breaks
  • Wall Dusting & Cleaning – Breaks
  • Waste/Recycle/Compost Container Cleaning – Breaks

Most of the periodic cleaning and services that are provided in the Circulation Areas (Entry Areas, Hallways, Stairs, and Elevators), Classrooms & Labs, and the Washrooms & Showers are performed primarily at night when the buildings are closed and unoccupied. This project and break cleaning work is performed primarily during the breaks.

OFFICE CLEANING: Office Suites, Personal Offices, Office Work Stations and Copy Rooms are cleaned approximately once per quarter on a set, rotating schedule. Office cleaning services include: High & low dusting of uncluttered surfaces, dust blinds, spot clean walls, clean uncluttered tables/counters, clean waste/recycle containers, vacuum carpets, and spot clean door/door glass. For questions regarding office cleaning schedules or services:

For UWB and Library Spaces: Contact Barney Harvey at bth2@uw.edu

For Cascadia College Spaces: Contact Kim Clark at kclark@cascadia.edu

Most of the periodic cleaning and services that are provided in the Kitchens, Break Rooms, and Conference Rooms are performed primarily during the day when the buildings are open and occupied. This project and break cleaning work is performed primarily during the breaks.

Other Services Provided

Window Cleaning (Interior & Exterior):

For UWB and Library Spaces: Contact Barney Harvey bth2@uw.edu for any questions regarding window cleaning services and service frequencies.

For Cascadia College Spaces: Contact Kim Clark kclark@cascadia.edu for any questions regarding window cleaning services and service frequencies.

Solid Biohazardous Waste Collection (Labs): To request a pick-up of solid biohazardous waste, email Barney Harvey at bth2@uw.edu.

Subject Line: Biohazard Bag Waste Collection Request. Body of email must include:

  • Size of containers
  • Number of biohazard bags to be collected
  • Building name
  • Building room
  • Name and phone number of contact person

Pick-up of solid biohazardous waste will be scheduled with the requestor at the earliest opportunity.

Sharps Waste Collection (Labs): To request a pick-up of sharps waste, email Barney Harvey at  bth2@uw.edu.

Subject Line: Sharps Waste Collection Request. Body of email must include:

  • Size of containers
  • Number of containers
  • Building name
  • Building room
  • Name and phone number of contact person

Pick-up of sharps waste will be scheduled with the requestor at the earliest opportunity.

Bulk Recyclables Collection: If you are anticipating needing to recycle more materials than your office recycle container can handle at any one time, you can request the delivery of a bulk recycling tote to your area by emailing uwbfs@uw.edu.

Subject Line: Bulk Recycle Tote Request. Body of email must include:

  • Building name
  • Building room
  • Delivery date/time
  • Pick-up date/time
  • Requestor’s name
  • Phone number of contact person

Delivery and pick-up of tote will be based on information provided.

Bulk Computer Boxes and Styrofoam Packaging Recycling:

For UWB and Library Spaces: Contact Barney Harvey @ bth2@uw.edu to schedule bulk computer boxes and Styrofoam packaging recycling.

For Cascadia College Spaces: Contact Kim Clark kclark@cascadia.edu for any questions regarding bulk computer boxes and Styrofoam packaging recycling.

e.Media Collection: The e.Media collection bins that are located throughout the campus buildings have been provided so that departments and individuals can dispose of small quantities of the following end-of-use electronic media in a responsible way:

  • Non-confidential electronic media: CDs, DVDs, videotapes, audiotapes, computer disks, and their cases
  • Small personal electronics: cell phones, pagers, PDAs, smart phones, and small electronics
  • Inkjet and bubble jet printer cartridges
  • Batteries: alkaline, carbon, zinc, lithium, nickel-cadmium, nickel, metal hydride, and silver oxide

The following materials are not acceptable in the e.Media bins:

  • Large amounts of electronic media from a campus building; Email Barney Harvey @ bth2@uw.edu to schedule bulk, electronic media pick-ups
  • Confidential electronic media; see the Confidential e.Media page
  • Small electronics that are department-issued; all items that are University property must be sent to Surplus
  • Large printer and copier cartridges; Departments and Individuals are responsible for disposing or recycling their departmental or personal large printer and copier cartridges.
  • Large batteries, large volumes, frequent disposal, or vehicle batteries; Departments and Individuals are responsible for disposing or recycling their departmental or personal, large and vehicle batteries. Email Barney Harvey @ bth2@uw.edu to schedule a large volume, small battery pick-up, or to schedule the frequent disposal of small batteries.

e.Media bins are serviced quarterly during the breaks. If you notice that any of the bin compartments are full, we would appreciate it if you would call or email our Physical Plant Dispatch at 425-352-5466 or uwbfs@uw.edu and report this.

Lost & Found: All items found by Custodial Staff are immediately reported and given to Campus Safety for appropriate action. If you have lost something on campus, contact Campus Safety http://www.uwb.edu/safety.