The Grounds, Fleet and Waste Management department is responsible for grounds maintenance, road and side walk maintenance, snow removal, fleet management, pest management, waste management including recycling, composting and waste reduction initiatives, and other community services such as furniture moves. The public has free access to the green spaces that are manicured and managed by this department.
Waste recycled in 2018-19
Waste diversion rate for 2018-19
Batteries recycled in 2018-19
Food composted in 2018-19
Grounds is responsible for maintaining York University’s Keele campus, located in the Black Creek watershed, and the historic Glendon campus. The site is comprised of 185 hectares of land, including 245 gardens (annuals/perennials/shrubs), approximately 28 kilometers of walking paths, and approximately 13 kilometers of roadway.
Fleet manages and maintains approximately 60 vehicles, including 7 electric golf carts, which serve diverse functions at York University. All vehicles adhere to the City of Toronto idling bylaw.
York University’s Facilities Services, Waste Management unit manages and coordinates the disposal of hazardous waste materials on York’s campuses. The waste management unit manages hazardous waste in accordance with Provincial Regulation 347 General-Waste Management.
Learn more about Waste Diversion and other Waste Management Initiatives at York University.