Building & Grounds Services

Building & Grounds Services encompasses all aspects of Housekeeping Services, Moving Services, Pest Control Services, Grounds Services and Waste Management.

Housekeeping Services

Housekeeping Services is comprised of four distinct functional units, each serving an integral component of the campus: 

  • Academic Unit - The buildings that house the University's numerous academic and instructional programs are served by the Academic Housekeeping functional unit.
  • Administrative Unit - Provides housekeeping services to those buildings that house administrative functions and processes in support of the Univerisity's mission.
  • Residential Education Unit - Currently comprised of eight residential facilities, the Residential Education unit strives to provide first-rate service so that living & learning activities can be nurtured by the staff within the Division of Student Development & Campus Life.
  • Student Center/Athletics/Theater Unit - The University's facilities that support special events and activities for students, staff and the general public are included in this diverse functional unit.

Moving Services

Moving Services has responsibility for on-campus moves, room setups, and some event setups.

Pest Control Services

Building Services is responsible for the extermination of insects and small animals/rodents.  A Certified Pest Control Company contracted by the University is on a campus once a week throughout the year.  The Pest Control Company practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is the practice of using the least toxic or harmful method of controlling pests. The exterminator is on campus every Monday by 7:30am to provide routine maintenance and to complete any pest control work orders that are in the Maximo Work Order System.

The Residence Halls are treated are treated 3 times during the academic year, when the students are away for breaks.

Grounds Services

Grounds Services has responsibility for the landscaping care of the entire 252 acre campus. In addition to caring for the University's hard and softscapes, Grounds Services also provides Snow and Ice Removal Services during the winter months.

Would you like to donate plants, trees, bulbs or seeds? Please contact the University Foundation.

Waste Management Services

Waste Management Services has responsibility for waste removal including recycling.

Recycling Services

Montclair State University uses a single stream recycling system in all buildings. "Single stream recycling" is the process of collecting all recyclable materials (i.e. mixed paper, plastics, metals, glass, and cans) in the same recycling container to be sorted later, off-site, by the University's recycling vendor.

Recycling Overview

Montclair State University is committed to the State of New Jersey's "Sustainability Greenhouse Gas Action Plan," in which we reduce New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of solid waste going from campus into landfills. The program is made up of four components:

  • source reduction
  • reuse of materials
  • recycling
  • purchasing of recycled materials

Source Reduction

  • encourage printing reports and documents on both sides of a sheet of paper
  • using e-mails, rather than printed correspondence whenever possible
  • printing the appropriate numbers of documents for meetings, etc. so as to eliminate waste

Reuse of Materials

  • reuse discarded furniture that is in good shape
  • use glassware, dishware, and flatware rather than disposable paper cups, or plates and plastic ware
  • use products that are reusable, refillable, repairable, non-toxic and recyclable
  • the Housekeeping Department uses “green seal” cleaning chemicals, which are environment friendly


  • Academic Buildings - cans & bottles, mixed paper, and refuse
  • Administration Buildings - cans & bottles, mixed paper, refuse, and copier ink toner
  • Residence Life Buildings - cans & bottles, mixed paper, and refuse
  • Athletic Facilities - cans & bottles, mixed paper and refuse
  • Performing Arts Facilities - cans & bottles, mixed paper, and refuse
  • Student Center - cans & bottles, mixed paper, and refuse

Purchasing of Recycled Content Materials

  • the Midpoint Recycling Centers in the buildings are made of recycled milk cartons
  • the University purchases recycled copier paper
  • the Housekeeping Department purchases recycled paper towels & toilet paper
  • every effort should be made to purchase and use products made or containing recycled materials

Recycling Services-Classroom

  • provide the recycling containers in or near each classroom

Recycling Services-Residence Rooms

  • provide recycling baskets so that students can recycle in their living environment

Recycling Services-Offices

  • provide mixed paper and refuse containers
  • cans & bottles are brought to a central location on each floor


Stephen Ruggiero, Director, Grounds Services
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm