Grounds

   The grounds unit maintains all university grounds, gardens and the athletic
    complex. Our staff of heavy equipment operators, refuse collectors, grounds
    equipment technicians, caretakers, grounds workers, arborists, horticulturists,
    grounds technicians, drivers and their supervisory staff are dedicated
    to providing exceptional service to the University of Delaware community.
    In providing this exceptional service we contribute to the greater mission
    of the University in providing quality educational, social, and athletic opportunities
    for the university community.

    Grounds Services is responsible for all grounds maintenance functions as
    they relate to the safety and appearance of the campus. We are also the central
    point for snow removal, solid waste and recycling services and pavement sweeping
    services.

    Some of the regular maintenance performed by the Grounds Services unit or
    contractors employed by us are:
  
      • Grass mowing  
      • Leaf removal  
      • Shrubbery pruning  
      • Tree care, pruning, and removals of trees in hazardous condition.
      • Insect and disease control measures on trees, shrubs and turf areas
      • Solid waste removal collections  
      • Recycling material collections  
      • Campus litter removal  
      • Collection of campus litter containers  
      • Cleaning of exterior campus bulletin boards  
      • Turf maintenance programs  
      • Shrubbery bed maintenance programs; mulching as needed and weed control  
      • Hardscape sweeping services  
      • Parking area sweeping services, broken glass clean-up, litter removal     
      • Snow & ice removal from sidewalks, roads, drives and campus parking 
         lots  
      • Emergency responses to floods effecting exterior campus locations     
      • Provide flowers and other decoration services for special events on campus
      • Fence installation and repairs  
      • Recreation site maintenance  
      • Athletic field turf maintenance  
      • Installation of campus cigarette urns and campus litter containers
     
  
    Mike Loftus, Assistant Director: mloftus@udel.edu
    Roger Bowman, Manager: roger@udel.edu
    Seth Greenwood, Manager:    s_greenwood@facilities.udel.edu
    Sue Wyndham, Landscape Architect:    s_wyndham@facilities.udel.edu
    Request for Recycling: recycle@mail.facilities.udel.edu
    Phone:  (302)831-2624
    Fax:     (302)831-2390