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Contact us Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (937) 775-4444. Outside of these hours, contact the Wright State police by calling (937) 775-2111.

Have a custodial/recycling request or concern? For immediate assistance, contact us at (937) 775-4444 to place a work request or a chargeable service request, or submit a work request.

Please provide us with this information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Building and suite location
  • Location of request/concern
  • Description of request/concern
  • Urgency of request/concern


Classroom Supplies

We are responsible for providing chalk, dry erase markers, and erasers to all classrooms. Supplies are replenished between 4 and 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. If you need supplies between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., contact us at (937) 775-4444 or retrieve your needed item from the classroom supply cabinet at one of the locations listed below.  Note: When a marker goes bad, please dispose of it in the trash.

If supplies are needed after 4:30 p.m., please retrieve your item from a classroom supply cabinet or contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827. Professors may request a cabinet key by completing a key request and submitting the request to the lock shop.

Classroom supply cabinet locations:

  • Allyn Hall—first floor vending area
  • Creative Arts Center—first floor vending area
  • Fawcett Hall—basement vending area
  • Dunbar Library—CaTS Help Desk
  • Math and Microbiology—first floor across from vending
  • Medical Science—basement by vending
  • Millett Hall—basement across from vending
  • Oelman Hall—first floor across from vending
  • Rike Hall—basement across from vending
  • Russ Engineering—first floor copy area near 150
  • University Hall—basement by vending



All general cleaning is performed 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Spot Cleaning

We complete spot cleaning limited staff from 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • Restrooms
    • Check and replenish supplies
    • Spot cleaning
  • LAR Cleaning
    • General cleaning
  • Events
    • Police areas prior to event
    • Clean up and remove trash during event if requested
    • Clean up after event
  • Emergencies
    • Clean up spills, floods, or any requested emergency cleaning

Floor Work and Special Projects

Floor work and special projects are completed from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Floor Work and Special Projects Schedule
Type Task Performed Frequency
  • Dust mop
  • Auto Scrub
  • Burnish
Twice per week
  • Scrub and Recoat
Common Areas
  • Vacuum Carpets
  • Dust mop
  • Auto scrub
Common Areas
  • Spot Clean Carpet
Common Areas
  • Burnish
Twice per week
Common Areas
  • Scrub and recoat
  • Spot clean carpet
Per work request
  • Clean carpets
  • Scrub and re-coat hard surface floors
  • Renovation cleaning
  • Cleaning/work requests
Daily per CMMS
Annual Projects
  • Wall washing
  • Blind dusting
Annual Projects
  • Graffiti removal
  • Gum removal
  • Light fixtures
  • Clean and replace shower curtains
As needed
Annual Projects
  • Polish furniture
Per work request
Charged Services
  • Carpet cleaning (more than annually)
  • Hard surface floor care (more than annually)
  • Blind cleaning
  • Exterior window cleaning (beyond scheduled service)
  • Refrigerator cleaning
  • Event staffing (other than scheduled staff)

Window Cleaning

We complete exterior window cleaning on an annual basis. Office interior window cleaning is charged to each department. To place a request for price quote or service, contact us at (937) 775-4444.


We will provide the following service for events:

  • Pre-event cleaning of space
  • Extra trash containers
  • Recycle containers
  • Removal of trash during and after event
  • Policing of restrooms during event
  • Clean up of space after event

We currently do not charge for event coverage during normal work hours. Services needed during non-scheduled work hours or that require dedicated staff during the event are charged back to the department or office. To request services, please contact us Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (937) 775-4444.

Please provide the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Location of event
  • Start and end time of event
  • Break schedules (for trash removal)
  • Lunch break (for cleaning/trash needs)
  • Dinner break (for cleaning/trash needs)
  • Other pertinent information

Floor Care

We have 12 primary floor care technicians dedicated to daily floor maintenance (corridors/tunnels/large common areas) and special projects on main campus. Hours of operation are 4 p.m.–12:30 a.m., seven days per week, with limited staff on weekends.

Floor care services provided by this team include:

  • Dust mop and mop (clean floor)
  • Scrub floor (machine clean floor)
  • Clean and burnish (clean floor and shine)
  • Scrub and recoat (deep clean floor and apply floor finish)
  • Strip and wax (remove floor finish and apply new)
  • Spot clean carpet (remove spots on carpet)
  • Extract/clean carpet (deep clean carpet)

Special projects include:

  • Floor restoration (see above list) in offices, classrooms, or labs
  • Other projects as requested

Pest Control

Wright State contracts with ScherZinger Pest Control. Buildings are serviced a minimum of once monthly, usually the third Wednesday of each month. If you place a pest control request with us, ScherZinger will be called immediately and will usually respond within 24 hours. Please remember to leave your name and number so that ScherZinger can contact you.


We use a co-mingled recycling program where all acceptable recycling materials can be disposed of into one container.

  • Containers are easily identifiable with waste on the left and recycling on the right.
  • Cardboard is baled and transported to Rumpke Recycling for cash revenue.


  • Outside campus has been equipped with 75 waste/recycling containers visible and accessible to pedestrians.
  • Waste/recycling containers can be found in common hallways near vending areas.
  • Recycling boxes can be found in office break room or file room areas.
  • As funding becomes available, additional recycling containers will be purchased for auditorium and classroom settings.

Additional Services

  • Request a recycling tote for an office clean-out.
  • Request a confidential material tote. These totes are locked at all time, remain in a secure location until they shredded.

Office Challenge

Help us increase our recycling efforts! Request a recycling tote today.

  • Convert all office waste into recycling.
  • Use desk waste can for recycling.
  • Designate one office suite container for waste.
  • Remove desk can liner (everything but food should be recycled).
  • Set the example and spread the word to recycle.

Acceptable Recycling Items

The following can be combined:

  • Office paper (notebook and copy paper)
  • Magazines
  • Paperboard (cereal and gift boxes)
  • Telephone message slips/post-its
  • Colored paper and envelopes
  • Newspaper/magazines/catalogs
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Paper ream wrappers/shredded paper
  • Manila and white envelopes
  • File folders/cardboard
  • Aluminum cans/steel soup cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic Bottles #1–7 (milk jugs, soda, water, detergent, shampoo)
  • Copier cartridges (placed in special bin)

Unacceptable Recycling Items

  • Plastic overheads/metals
  • Food and packaging/plastic bowls
  • Binders/plastics/lids
  • Pizza boxes
  • Yogurt containers
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Salad containers/plastic cutlery
  • Napkins/tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Styrofoam/wax paper

    The following items are recycled through Office of Environmental Health and Safety:

    • Computers
    • Batteries
    • Light bulbs

    The following items are recycled through grounds:

    • Metals
    • Wood

    Items accepted by ESPM:

    • Office furniture
    • Office supplies
    • Working electronics

    Have questions regarding acceptable items?
    Contact Gina Reese, custodial service manager at (937) 775-4132.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What if my department has something to be disposed of that is not on the list of recyclable materials, but we don’t want to put it in the waste stream?

      Contact ESPM to see if it could be sold. If it cannot be sold through ESPM, call Physical Plant at (937) 775-4444. Someone will contact your department to set up a time to evaluate the material.

    • What is the procedure for recycling confidential material?

      Confidential files are of great concern to Wright State University. Materials must be handled in accordance with federal and state privacy regulations. Therefore, Physical Plant provides locked confidential containers strictly for this purpose. Once filled, locked containers will be picked up from your area and transported to a secured area on campus for shredding.

      To request a confidential tote, contact the Customer Service Center at (937) 775-4444.

    • What is the procedure for office clean-outs?

      If your office is planning a clean-out, or you need to empty your file cabinets, request a recycling tote for old papers, books, files, etc. As these containers become extremely heavy, we ask that you only fill them ¾ full. To request a recycling tote, contact Customer Service at (937) 775-4444.

    • Whom should I contact if I have material to be picked up, or if I need more containers?

      If the recycling bins in your area are full, you have something too large to fit into a recycling station bin, or for more recycling containers, call Physical Plant at (937) 775-4444.

    • Do I have to separate different types of paper, plastic, and glass materials?

      All approved recyclable materials may be combined in the recycling bins. These materials can be co-mingled in these bins and are disposed of in the Wright State recycling compactor then picked up and source separated at the recycling plant by Rumpke.

    • Does Wright State University accept waste or recycled materials brought from home?

      The answer is "NO" due to the fact that WSU pays to have all waste and recycling removed from campus.


      We take preventive measures to disinfect high-contact points throughout campus.

      High-contact points include, but are not limited to:

      • Classroom desk/table tops and chair backs
      • Computer keyboards and mouse (computer labs)
      • Light switches
      • Door handles and push bars
      • Elevator buttons
      • Stairwell handrails
      • Restrooms

      We have 200 waterless hand sanitizers throughout Dayton campus and off-site locations by vending areas, elevators, recreation areas, and 24-hour labs. If requested, disinfectant wipes are available to professors for student use in classroom computer labs for disinfecting of keyboards and computer mice. Please do not use wipes on computer screens.

      Programs and Resources

      Green Cleaning

      What is green cleaning? It is cleaning in a manner that protects health without harming the environment.

      Benefits of green cleaning include:

      • Minimal exposure to toxic chemicals
      • Improved indoor air quality
      • Reduced water and air pollution
      • Reduction of waste to our landfill
      • Healthier facilities
      • Increased morale and worker productivity
      • Source reduction
      • Energy conservation
      • Peace of mind

      Tips to keep Wright State green:

      • Recycle usable items
      • Dispose of waste in proper containers; do not contaminate recycling
      • Conserve energy—turn off lights and computers
      • Promote a healthy environment—use waterless hand sanitizers

      LEED Point

      What is LEED? It is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a building rating system and nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of environmentally sustianable buildings.

      • LEED promotes sustainability by recognizing five key areas:
        • Sustainable sites
        • Water efficiency
        • Energy and atmosphere
        • Materials and resources
        • Indoor environmental quality

      Partners In Transition

      PIT Crew

      We collaborate with Greene County Educational Service Center, a vocational skills training program for high school students with disabilities who are in their last two years of high school to help prepare these students for today's workforce through the direction of a job coach. At the beginning of the school year, these students are welcomed by receiving lockers, training, tools, equipment, and education on their importance to Wright State. Students assist with confidential shredding and disinfecting high-contact-point areas.

      For persons interested in accessing student trainees at your worksite, contact Kristin Irwin, Greene County Schools Transition Coordinator, (937) 767-1303, ext. 4310 or

      Custodial Management Staff

      • Richard Thomas, Interim Custodial Manager
      • Office: (937) 775-3783
      • Cell: (937) 409-9955

      Millett, Allyn, Rike, Oelman, and University Hall

      • Robin Barnette, Supervisor
        Office: (937) 775-3209
        Cell: (937) 430-3622
      • Bryan McLean, Lead

      Brehm, Diggs, Fawcett, Math & Micro, Library, Library Annex, TV Center

      • JoAnn Ritchie, Supervisor
        Office: (937) 775-4147
        Cell: (937) 654-5629
      • Malon Bailey, Lead

      1/2 Student Union, Joshi, Med Sci, and Russ

      • Gary Bayes, Supervisor
        Office: (937) 775-5822
        Cell: (937) 768-5433
      • Avery Deal, Lead

      2nd shift buildings: Police Campus Wide, Bio 1&2, Health Sci, 1/2 Student Union

      • Daniel Monaghan, Supervisor
        Office: (937) 775-2187
        Cell: (937) 266-9539
      • John Rowland, Lead

      Floor Technicians/Special Projects

      • James Click, Supervisor
        Office: (937) 775-2055
        Cell: (937) 750-2375
      • Vincent Driscoll, Lead


      • Interim Custodial Service Manager, Richard Thomas, Supervisor
        Office: (937) 775-3783
      • James Webb, Recycling Coordinator