Our mission is to provide a clean, safe environment for the staff, faculty, students, and public and to provide the highest level of customer service and quality of work in order to support the mission of the University.

Trash & Recycling Collection: A Change to a More Efficient System

HSC Facilities is phasing in a change throughout campus to trash and recycling collection. In order to increase efficiency and save resources, we are creating a conveniently located trash and recycling center in your work area.

What this means for you is that trash and recycling no longer will be collected from individual offices or desk areas. When we come to your area we will inform and If you would prefer to keep a trash can and/or recycling bin in your office or desk area, you would simply put a sticky note that says “KEEP” on them. You will then be responsible for emptying those receptacles at the end of each day at the trash and recycling center in your work area. All office trash cans and/or recycling bins without notes on them will be removed. Please note that this does not apply to the HIPAA collection bins where employees place documents for shredding.

Thank you for your assistance with this project. If you have any questions, please email Marc.Melanson@unthsc.edu

Contact the Custodial Manager marc.melanson@unthsc.edu, and a response will get to you within 48 hours.  If you need immediate assistance, please call Facilities at 817-735-2181.

How We Operate:

  • Daily: Empty waste receptacles, dust mop and spot wet mop, hard floors floor surfaces, spot vacuum high traffic areas, classrooms/conference rooms, patient rooms, clean restrooms, clean elevators, clean entrances.
  • Weekly: Wet mop and scrub hard floor surfaces, vacuum carpeted areas, clean chalkboards and markerboards, detail offices (dust, clean surfaces, and vacuum).
  • Monthly: Scrub restroom walls and floors, dust high-use areas, buff floors, clean vents.
  • Yearly: Interior window cleaning (once a year), exterior windows (twice a year).
  • As needed: Spot clean carpet, strip and wax hard floor surfaces, shampoo carpets.

The custodial department accepts work orders. The turn-around time on work orders is as follows:

  • General cleaning: 2 business days
  • Carpet cleaning: 7 business days
  • Strip and finish floors: 10 business days
  • Emergencies (floods, mold/mildew, plumbing issue cleanup): within 24 hours



Day Shift

  • Custodial Manager: Marc Melanson
  • Custodial Foreperson: Maricruz Pena
  • EAD/RES/MET/SSC/LIB Supervisor: Alejandra Ortiz
  • HP/FAC/CBH/IREB Supervisor: Ninive Oliveros

Night Shift

  • Assistant Custodial Manager: TBA
  • Project Supervisor: Joseph Williams
  • EAD/RES Supervisor: Meneshia Parker
  • MET/SSC/West Campus Buildings Supervisor: Amos Montaque
  • HP/LIB/FAC Supervisor: Ethel (Yesenia) Trejo
  • IREB/CBH Supervisor: Aliana Mutilovic