Sustainability Services

Welcome to Sustainability Services

Sustainability Services is a branch of Facilities Services run primarily by student workers. While our program was created principally to handle campus recycling, we have expanded to help the campus community divert waste and operate in a more sustainable manner in many different ways. In addition to maintaining the commingled, glass, cardboard, and electronic waste recycling on campus, Sustainability Services offers campus community members assistance in disposing of all sorts of items that can be diverted from the waste stream but are not conventionally recyclable such as wood, metal, light bulbs, and furniture.

Please refer to the links to the right for information on item disposal, references for questions you may have, and more information on the programs and services we can offer you at individual, departmental, or campus-wide levels.


Our mission is to serve the university community by providing an exemplary waste reduction and diversion program, offering innovative sustainability consulting, promoting the sustainability goals of the university, and providing unparalleled customer service.


Our vision for Sustainability Services is to set the national standard for student-run sustainability programs, empower our staff to be knowledgeable advocates for sustainability on and off campus, and to be an effective partner for sustainability efforts around the university.


We value a strong sense of integrity, an open mind, innovative thinking, and respect for self and others. We strive to create and maintain a work environment that embraces diversity and promotes an atmosphere of camaraderie. Further, we believe in holding ourselves accountable to the campus community by demanding the very best of ourselves every day. Finally, and above all else, we value our role within Facilities Services and the university’s overall sustainability mission by providing tools for individuals to become leaders, while still maintaining a fun and transformative environment.


Please contact us at 253.879.1560 or by emailing if you are interested in learning more about the Department, its responsibilities & projects, or how to get involved with campus sustainability.