Founded in 1893, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine helped fuse instruction, research, application and practice for the first time anywhere in the world. The School of Nursing was established in 1889, making it one of the nation’s oldest schools for nursing education. Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus is home to the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. 


  • Energy efficiency and conservation projects have helped reduce consumption, and earned over two million dollars in energy rebates. Projects include retrofitting lighting systems, and upgrading and/or replacing transformers, air and chiller systems, and lab equipment with more efficient models
  • School facilities have comprehensive recycling and composting solutions throughout, along with special solutions for unique waste streams like electronic waste.
  • To discourage use of bottled water, bottle filling stations and Quench water filtration systems are being installed throughout facilities
  • Donated surplus furniture from construction and renovation projects to local organizations, diverting waste and giving back to the Baltimore community
  • The Facilities department earned three feathers in the Green Office Certification Program, and received an inaugural “Spirit of Sustainability” Green Blue Jay award in 2013 and “Division of the Year” in 2015


School of Medicine and Nursing buildings are all operated by JHU, with the exception of the 550 and 1830 buildings, as well as Bayview, which are managed by Broadway Services, Inc (BSI). Below, all buildings other than 550, 1830, and Bayview are referred to as “University spaces.”

To request recycling services, including bins for your University space, toter deliveries, or pickup for special items, please call 410-955-3324. To request recycling services in the 550 and 1830 buildings, contact the Property Office at 410-955-2156. At Bayview, contact Housekeeping.

To report a plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilation, and exhaust air systems issue in your University space, contact Maintenance Customer Service at 410-955-3323. To report an issue at Bayview, contact BSI Property Management at 410-550-1146.

To request facilities, recycling, and compost support for your event in a University space, contact Custodial Services at 410-955-3324. For event support at Bayview, contact Housekeeping.


University space: Call 410-955-3324 to request pickup. Only university e-waste is accepted. Please collect batteries separately. Custodial Services does not take responsibility for any confidential information left on loose devices. Please wipe before recycling.

Bayview: Call Safety at 410-550-0227 to request pickup.

University space: Call 410-955-3323 to request pickup of large appliances (i.e., refrigerator) and lightbulbs. Call 410-955-3324 to request pickup of small appliances (i.e., microwave). 

Bayview: Call Safety at 410-550-0227 to request pickup. Vendor will recycle fluorescent lightbulbs.

The School of Education collects and distributes surplus school supplies to Baltimore City schoolteachers. Collect these items in your space and then send via campus mail or drop off at Homewood Recycling, Wyman 3. Homewood Recycling will transport the items to the School of Education.

University space: Recycling bins are not permitted in labs, but you may recycle a limited number of items in the hallway recycling bins outside the lab if they have not been exposed to biological, chemical or radiological contamination. They include all types of office paper, pipette tip racks and boxes (not tips!), and plastic bottles which previously contained buffers or other solutions that did not include biological materials such as serum, growth factors, media supplements, etc. Labels of such bottles must be defaced or removed. Materials from labs must be collected within the lab and disposed of in designated bins in the hallway. Call Safety at 410-955-5918 to handle hazardous chemical waste. Call Custodial Services at 410-955-3324 to request pipette box recycling container.

Bayview: Call Safety at 410-550-0227 to handle hazardous chemical waste.

University space: The Furniture Reuse Program, coordinated by Maintenance, provides a closed-loop for campus furniture. If you have unwanted furniture, request a pickup by calling 410-955-3323.

550 and 1830 buildings: Call BSI Property Management at 410-955-2156 to request pickup.