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 5-HELP

5-Help (212-305-4357)
5help@columbia.edu
Monday - Friday: 8:00am* to 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 6pm
* Phone support begins at 7:30am

Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-4357
Fax: (212) 305-1026
cumc.facilities@columbia.edu

Parking Office

Parking
650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-1056
Fax: (212)305-1026
cumc.parking@columbia.edu

Residential Facilities

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-4357
cumc.housing@columbia.edu

 

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