Groundskeeping Service - Routine Maintenance Services

Routine maintenance services performed by the Grounds Department include gardening and horticulture, litter and waste removal, general maintenance, and outdoor space management. Routine grounds maintenance is a common cost (non-chargeable) service.

Gardening & Horticulture

  • Restoration and maintenance of the University's green spaces, including selection, installation and upkeep of:
    • Trees
    • Shrubs
    • Flowers
    • Bulbs
    • Ground Covers
    • Lawns
  • Implement plant healthcare programs, to include:
    • Fertilization
    • Soil Amendments
    • Pest and Disease Control
  • Maintain all trees, shrubs, lawns and planting beds throughout the campus and its immediate surroundings
  • Maintain all outdoor irrigation systems

Litter & Waste Removal

  • Clean Outdoor Spaces:
    • Sidewalks
    • Walkways
    • Paths
    • Stairways
    • Entrances
    • Courtyards
    • Green Spaces
  • Empty and maintain all outdoor recycling and trash receptacles
  • Remove "wet" (non-recyclable) waste from outdoor trash receptacles
  • Coordinate all scheduled and special pick-ups of waste compactors and containers

General Maintenance

  • Remove snow/ice from all campus and perimeter sidewalks.
Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

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School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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