In an effort to support a cleaner, greener Campus the Facilities Department has placed recycling bins throughout the Campus. All classrooms, offices and dorm rooms have recycling bins for the community to use in support of this initiative.

NOTE: To reduce the cost of waste removal – Trash and construction dumpster are for the campus buildings only. Campus Housing tenants must use City of Quincy curbside trash pickup.

Personal trash is allowed ONLY in the personal trash dumpster (green w/ black lid) located in the fenced in area at the loading platform at the rear of the Mann Student Center.

For your convenience (2) recycling dumpsters (green w/blue lids) are located in the fenced in area at the loading platform at the rear of the Mann Student Center and (1) recycling dumpster is located behind Cove by the construction dumpster for the collection of the following recyclables:

(No separation is needed)

  • Paper (white and colored)
  • Cans and bottles
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic and glass

Please do not overfill or place items on top of the dumpsters, rather find the nearest dumpster with enough capacity.

All office areas are responsible for bringing their recycle bins to the larger totes located in each building. Please call Facilities if you are unsure of the location.

Cans and bottles do not need to be cleaned out but to reduce any possibility of pest infestation any effort to do so is greatly appreciated.


Personal Trash: Dumpster is picked up Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the semester.

Recycle: Dumpsters are picked up Tuesday/Thursday throughout the semester.

IMPORTANT: For all other items, (metal, electronics, appliances and furniture), see Campus Recycling map below for proper disposal or if you have any questions about where something should be placed, stop by or call the Facilities Office at 617-745-3716.

**Faculty and Staff are welcome to donate metal scrap to the campus for recycling


To help the environment and reduce waste removal costs associated with the amount of weight placed into the blue trash compactor, Facilities has contracted a vendor to supply composting collection bins in the kitchen and cafeteria to collect food waste for local pig farms and composting.

**Please separate plastic and paper from the food waste into clearly marked containers.


Discarding confidential documents

To help maintain security of personal information and reduce the amount of paper placed into the trash stream, the Facilities Department has contracted with a vendor that specializes in confidential document destruction on a weekly basis. Please call the Facilities Office for schedule.

**To avoid overfilling these containers, please do not place regular recyclable material in these secured confidential containers. Please use the recycle bins within each office area.

Secure Executive Containers are in the following areas:


  • Two secured containers in the Registrar’s Office
  • One secured container in the Admissions Office
  • One secured container in the Accounts Payable Office
  • One secured container in the Information Technology Office
  • One secured container in the Residential Life Office

The following items can be placed in these bins:

  • Sensitive documents that you normally would shred
  • CDs, tapes, floppy disks, hard drives, credit cards
  • Books, note pads, blueprints and etc.

End of Semester, Calendar, or Fiscal year clean out of office files

To avoid overfilling the secured containers mentioned above, with prior notice the Facilities Office can order larger securable containers to be placed at your location for office clean outs of files and confidential documents needing to be destroyed.

**All items collected will be destroyed within 48 hours at a secure site and recycled!

Recycling map:

Facilities Department Hours of Operation


Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:45 pm – closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Office Phone (617)-745-3716

After Hours, Weekends, Holidays

Contact the Security Office at x3911 or 617-745-3911 for after hours and weekend maintenance issues and they will contact the on-call maintenance person to assist you.