Office Housekeeping

Information on standards and processes for office cleaning and maintenance.

Towson University’s existing housekeeping contract provides for the routine cleaning of common spaces, corridors, bathrooms and open suite areas. With the exception of the Administration Building, housekeeping staff does not have access to offices for routine cleaning. Office cleaning is available by request.  

How to Request Cleaning

Faculty and staff can request office cleaning by contacting their building coordinators or calling 410-704-2610. The university will cover the cost of reasonable cleaning requests, with the understanding that faculty and staff exercise discretion in using our limited housekeeping resources. You must be present to provide office access for the cleaning.  
Access specific instructions and cost information for campus maintenance, repairs and other services.  

Waste Removal

TU has implemented a self-service waste model to refocus housekeeper resources on health and safety-related cleaning rather than trash collection.

Self-Service Buildings

The following buildings have self-service waste removal:

  • 401 Washington 

  • General Services 

  • Liberal Arts 

  • Science Complex 

  • Stephens Hall 

  • University Union

Faculty and staff in these buildings should empty their office recycling, trash and compost in centrally-located receptacles. Housekeeping staff empty the central receptacles as well as bathroom and common area containers. Contact your building coordinator if you need assistance locating the central receptacles in your building. 
Our self-service waste model supports the proper separation and disposal of campus waste streams. Self-service will be implemented in additional campus buildings as renovations and upgrades allow.