Resource Recovery

Our Goal

Grounds Services is committed to customer service in support of Physical Plant’s mission to provide an economically and efficiently operated, safe and well maintained campus environment. Grounds Services maintains the campus and is the lead department managing campus recycling objectives to achieve Zero Waste in 2020. Grounds Services manages a substantial fleet and crew to self-haul all municipal solid waste off the campus to further day-to-day university operations. With a full-time staff of eleven employees, three front-loader trucks, three-box trucks, two roll-off trucks and one-back tipper truck; the Resource Recovery team is a nimble, effective asset in facilities maintenance.

To request a service or report a grounds related issue, please contact our Work Order Desk at (831) 459-4444, or online form here.

Bill Alderson, Assistant Superintendent, Resource Recovery
(831) 459-3671 or

Chris Leverenz, Admin Analyst Refuse & Recovery
(831) 459-3947 or


You can find information on how to host a Zero Waste event by clicking here.

To learn about Zero Waste initiative at UCSC click here.

Got bulky items? Contact UCSC Surplus Services here.