Facilities and Campus Operations

Custodial Services

Services Provided

Custodial Services is responsible for cleaning the 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 services and service scheduling, please contact Barney Harvey at uwbclean@uw.edu or 425-352-3361.

For urgent custodial needs please call Facilities Dispatch at 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 for the circulation Areas (entry areas, hallways, stairs, and elevators), classrooms & labs, and the washrooms & showers occur primarily at night when the buildings are closed and unoccupied.

Day Time Services

Most of the routine cleaning and services for the kitchens, break rooms, and conference rooms occur during the day when the buildings are open and occupied. Other daytime routine cleaning and services include; mid-day washroom cleaning, circulation area quick cleaning, waste & recycle collection and quick-calls.

Office Area Waste & Recycling for UWB and Library Buildings

All offices and workstations in UWB and Library spaces have self-service MiniMax containers consisting of a 28-quart blue recycling bin with an attached 3-quart grey garbage bin.  Office and workstation occupants are responsible for emptying their containers into the centrally located recycling, landfill or compost bins.  These centralized bins are located throughout the hallways and common areas in all UWB and Library Buildings.  

For any questions regarding MiniMax please contact Barney Harvey at uwbclean@uw.edu or 425-352-3361.

For more information about Minimax, you can read about it here.

Office Area Waste & Recycling for Cascadia Buildings (and LBA-1st Floor)

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 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 workstations 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 Monday or Thursday.

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 for the circulation areas (entry areas, hallways, stairs, and elevators), classrooms & labs, and the washrooms & showers occur primarily at night when the buildings are closed and unoccupied. This project and break cleaning work occurs primarily during the breaks.

Office Cleaning

Office suites, personal offices, office work stations and copy rooms are cleaned approximately once per quarter on a rotating basis. 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 uwbclean@uw.edu

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

Most of the periodic cleaning and services for the kitchens, break rooms, and conference rooms occur primarily during the day when the buildings are open and occupied. This project and break cleaning work occurs primarily during the breaks.

Other Services Provided

Window Cleaning (Interior & Exterior)

For UWB and Library Spaces: Contact Barney Harvey uwbclean@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 uwbclean@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

Solid biohazardous waste pick-ups will occur at the earliest opportunity.

Sharps Waste Collection (Labs): To request a pick-up of sharps waste, email uwbclean@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

Sharps waste pick-ups will occur 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 uwbclean@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 uwbclean@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 are 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 uwbclean@uw.edu to schedule bulk, electronic media pick-ups
  • Confidential electronic media
  • 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 at uwbclean@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 email us at uwbclean@uw.edu or call 425-352-5202.

Lost & Found

All items found by Custodial Staff are immediately reported, and handed over to Campus Safety for appropriate action. If you have lost something on campus, contact Campus Safety.