Facility Operations



Visit wright.edu/workrequest for all request or repair needs related to our campus facilities.


For emergencies or immediate response, please contact our Public Safety Service Center at 937-775-2111.

Please do NOT report emergency and/or urgent work requests using the self-service work order system. 

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Centralized Refuse/Recycling Rooms and Shredders


Individual office waste receptacles are no longer 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 submit a work request.  

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. 


Individual totes are no longer provided for confidential shredding. Instead of requesting confidential totes for secure document disposal, customers will take their material to fixed locations across campus. These locations will provide secure receptacles for confidential materials which will be emptied on a regular basis. The listing of locations can be found below.

In the event any of the bins need service, please please submit a work request. The entire Facilities Team would like to thank you for your continued efforts and flexibility around these operational changes.   

Centralized Refuse/Recycling & Shredder Room Locations

Allyn Hall

  • Basement: 068 (trash & shredder)
  • First Floor: 108C (trash)
  • First Floor: 130 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 309 (trash)
  • Fourth Floor: 411 (trash & shredder)
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

Biological Sciences I & II

Brehm Lab

Campus Services Building

Creative Arts Center

Diggs Laboratory

Fawcett Hall

Foundation Building

Health Sciences

Joshi Research Center

Dunbar Library

Library Annex

Math & Microbiology

Medical Sciences

  • First Floor: 105A (trash & shredder)
  • Second Floor: 209 (trash)
  • Second Floor: 227 (trash)
  • Second Floor: *Open area outside room 240* (shredder)
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

Millett Hall

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

Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration

  • First Floor: *Open area outside room 111* (trash)
  • Second Floor: *Open area outside room 211* (trash)
  • Second Floor: 297 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 302 (trash)
  • Fourth Floor: 402 (trash)
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

Nutter Center

Oelman Hall

Rike Hall

Russ Engineering

  • First Floor: 103 (trash)
  • Second Floor: *Open area outside room 208* (shredder)
  • Second Floor: 275 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 321 (trash)
  • Fourth Floor: 402 (trash)
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

Student Success Center

Student Union

  • Basement: 023A (trash & shredder)
  • Basement: 051B (shredder)
  • Basement: 051G (trash)
  • First Floor: 105 (shredder)
  • First Floor: 131 B (trash)
  • First Floor: 144 (shredder)
  • First Floor: 186M (trash)
  • Second Floor: 220 (shredder)
  • Second Floor: 299 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 328 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 344C (shredder)
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures

University Hall

  • First Floor: 111 (trash)
  • First Floor: 173 (trash)
  • Second Floor: 201 (shredder)
  • Second Floor: 225 (trash)
  • Second Floor: 251 (trash)
  • Second Floor: 280H (shredder)
  • Second Floor: 281 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 311 (shredder)
  • Third Floor: 300G (trash)
  • Third Floor: 319 (trash)
  • Third Floor: 351 (shredder)
  • Locations Marked on Floor Plan (PDF)

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 on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., please contact our Public Safety Service Center at 937-775-4444 or 937-775-2111. 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 the event
    • Clean up and remove trash during the event if requested
    • Clean up after the event
  • Emergencies
    • Clean up spills, floods, or any requested emergency cleaning

Floor Work and Special Projects

Floor work and special projects are completed from Monday through Thursday, 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.


We provide the following service for events:

  • Pre-event cleaning of space
  • Extra trash containers
  • Recycle containers
  • Removal of trash during and after the event
  • Policing of restrooms during the event
  • Clean up of space after the 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 submit a work request.

Please provide the following information:

  • Date of event
  • Location of event
  • Start and end time of the 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. Please submit a work request.

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 in 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.
  • Request a recycling tote for an office clean-out.

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 a 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 the 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, contact facilites@wright.edu. Someone will contact your department to set up a time to evaluate the material.

    • What is the procedure for recycling confidential material?

      Individual totes are no longer provided for confidential shredding. Instead of requesting confidential totes for secure document disposal, customers will take their material to fixed locations across campus. These locations will provide secure receptacles for confidential materials, which will be emptied on a regular basis. 
      The listing of locations is available at wright.edu/facilities-management-and-campus-operations/services/custodial.
      The confidential shredding bins are already in place. However, we want to give folks time to adjust, so while you may use them immediately, we will continue to provide and deliver totes until November 15. The bins will be emptied on an as-needed basis.

      In the event any of the bins need service, please contact the Facility Operations at facilities@wright.edu.

    • 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 facilities@wright.edu.

    • 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, contact Facility Operations at facilities@wright.edu

    • 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 mice (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 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 the recycling
      • Conserve energy—turn off lights and computers
      • Promote a healthy environment—use waterless hand sanitizers

      Custodial Management

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