General Information

This division is responsible for custodial services, recycling, moving and set-ups, requests, trash collection, and other services in our academic buildings. Our goal is to always provide a clean, safe and attractive environment for our customers and for campus visitors.

Greg Fichter photo

Greg Fichter
Assistant Director of Building Services

2735 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812)855-3121
Fax: (812)855-0019

Services Provided


On a daily basis we provide the public areas in our buildings with the following services: remove trash; spot mop floors; vacuum carpets; clean boards, trays and erasers in classrooms; clean glass in common areas; change light bulbs; clean restrooms; clean drinking fountains; pick up litter around buildings. Stairwells are cleaned on an as-needed basis.

Once every week we service office space: trash removal; sweeping, dust furniture, ledges and vents; mop floors; spot wash walls and doors; clean telephones.

Biannually we vacuum upholstered furniture and clean carpets. Upon request we shampoo upholstered furniture.

On an annual basis we: wax and buff floors; wash exterior windows and venetian blinds.

Please note: We never clean computers or computer-related equipment.

Emergency Cleaning Needs

Contact your Respective Facility Building Rep and he/she can call our office at 855-3121, or the appropriate parties, for assistance. We have staff in your area with radios who can respond quickly to an emergency situation.


We provide pickup and delivery of about 2,000 tons of recycling materials annually. Items recycled from IU facilities are: white paper, mixed colors, newsprint, magazines, beverage cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, and household batteries. For more information, visit our recycling page.

Trash Collection
Moving & Set-ups Services

To request these services, contact the Facility Operations Center at 855-8728.  Online Request Form

Pest Control

For pest control services in academic buildings, contact our office at 855-3121.


Public areas are maintained by other divisions of Facility Operations. Any needed repairs in hallways, stairways, restrooms, classrooms, etc., should be brought to the attention of the Custodial Supervisor or Facility Representative. For repairs in departmental space, you should also contact your respective Building Manager or departmental representative.

Security & Safety

Lock and unlock buildings, check security on all doors during cleaning rounds, provide an official presence in buildings during the evening and late night to discourage theft and vandalism.

On-line Resources