Department of
Facilities Management
Brown University
Box 1941
295 Lloyd Ave.
Providence, RI 02912

Facility Emergency:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

Service Request:
Tel: (401) 863-7800

Main Office:
Tel: (401) 863-7850
Fax: (401) 863-7885

Waste Management

Collection and disposal of campus trash and recycling is the responsibility of two divisions within Facilities Management, the Custodial Division and the Grounds Division.

The Facilities Management Custodial Division has the responsibility for the removal of trash and recycling from office spaces, classrooms and common areas. Students are responsible for the removal of trash and recycling from the dormitory rooms. The collection place for trash and recycling in the dormitories is the trash room located in each dorm. See http://reslife.brown.edu –residence halls services list -for locations. The custodians remove the trash and recycling from the dormitory trash rooms and from all other buildings and place the materials in containers located throughout the campus. There are over 75 trash and recycling locations at various sites on the campus. The University contracts with a private vendor for the disposal of the trash from campus and a dedicated recycling vendor for the removal and marketing of recyclable commodities. For questions concerning building waste management contact (401) 863-7847.

The Facilities Management Grounds Division has the responsibility for the removal of rubbish and recycling from the outdoor containers located throughout the campus. For questions concerning outdoor waste management contact (401) 863-7825.