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Call us Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 937-775-4444. Outside of these hours, call the Wright State police at 937-775-2111.

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

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

Centralized Refuse/Recycling Rooms

We are implementing new waste removal procedures for all campus office and research lab spaces.  Effective November 1, 2020, individual office waste receptacles will no longer be emptied by Custodial personnel. All employees are asked to manage their individual waste receptacles. Office receptacles should be transported to and emptied into newly identified centralized locations on their floor. Trash cans should not be placed outside offices or in corridors.  

The centralized Refuse/Recycling Rooms will be serviced daily and replacement trash bags and supplies will be provided in these areas. However, in the event any of the centralized Refuse/Recycling Rooms needs service or supplies, please contact our Customer Care Center at 937-775-4444 or at facilities@wright.edu.  

NOTE: The new centralized Refuse/Recycling Room procedure DOES NOT apply to:

  • Academic classrooms and instructional spaces.
  • Waste collection already handled by Environmental Health and Safety.   

Centralized Refuse/Recycling Room Locations

Allyn Hall

Biological Sciences I & II

Brehm Lab

Creative Arts Center

Diggs Laboratory

Fawcett Hall

Health Sciences

Joshi Research Center

Dunbar Library

Library Annex

Medical Sciences

Math & Microbiology

Millett Hall

  • First Floor: *Stairwell area near room 103
  • First Floor: 186
  • Second Floor: 232
  • Second Floor: 291
  • Third Floor: 332
  • Third Floor: 391
  • Fourth Floor: 432
  • Fourth Floor: 464B
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration

Oelman Hall

Rike Hall

Russ Engineering

Student Success Center

Student Union

Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures

University Hall

White Hall



Classroom Supplies

We are responsible for providing chalk, dry erase markers, and erasers to all classrooms. Supplies are replenished daily Monday through Friday. If you need supplies between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., call us at 937-775-4444. When a marker goes bad, please dispose of it in the trash.

If supplies are needed after 3:30 p.m., call the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827.


All general cleaning is performed weekly.

Spot Cleaning

We complete spot cleaning with limited staff daily.

  • 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 Sunday through Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Window Cleaning

Office interior window cleaning is charged to each department. To request a price quote for service, call us at 937-775-4444.


We 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 email us Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or call 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 primary floor care technicians dedicated to daily floor maintenance (corridors/tunnels/large common areas) and special projects on the Dayton Campus. Hours of operation are 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday.

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 weekly every Monday.


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 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 rooms or file rooms.
  • 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 times and remain in a secure location until they shredded.

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
  • Small 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?

    Call Jim Click, custodial service manager, at 937-775-3983.

    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 the Customer Care Center 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. The Customer Care Center 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 Care 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 the Customer Care Center 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 the Customer Care Center 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?

      No. Wright State University 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/tabletops and chair backs
      • Computer keyboards and mouse (computer labs)
      • Light switches
      • Door handles and push bars
      • Elevator buttons
      • Stairwell handrails
      • Restrooms

      Waterless hand sanitizers are scattered throughout the 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 sustainable 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, email Kristin Irwin, Greene County Schools Transition Coordinator, or call 937-767-1303, ext. 4310.

      Custodial Management

      • Jim Click, Custodial Services Manager
      • Office: 937-775-3783
      • Cell: 937-750-2375