Custodial Services - Facilities Department

The Ohlone Custodial Department is committed to providing a clean and safe environment for our faculty, staff and students. We strive to support the academic needs of the students and compliment the academic goals of the District.

The services provided by the Custodial Department include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of Campus Facilities
  • Waste removal
  • Pest control
  • Annual fire extinguisher checks
  • Support services for special events on Campus
  • Campus office or furniture relocations service
  • Window cleaning
  • Annual dance and gym floor surfacing
  • Annual Newark Center floor resurfacing
  • Periodic carpet deep-extraction and cleaning
  • Power washing where needed (while adhering to water reduction requirements)
  • Emergency spill clean-up

We adhere to the Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities AARP (Leadership in educational Facilities).

As recommended by AARP, we strive to achieve and sustain Level 2:

Level 2 - Ordinary Tidiness

  • Floors and base moldings clean. There is no buildup in corners or along walls, but there can be up to two days' worth of dust, dirt, stains or streaks.
  • All vertical and horizontal surfaces are clean, but marks, dust smudges, and fingerprints are noticeable upon close observation. Lights all work and fixtures are clean.
  • Washroom and shower fixtures and tile are odor-free. Supplies are adequate.
  • Trash containers and pencil sharpeners hold only daily waste, are clean and odor-free.

Academic Areas

Classrooms and labs are mopped and vacuumed weekly. Common areas are also cleaned and supplied daily. Floor finishing and carpet cleaning in all areas are done as needed.

Administrative Areas

Offices are vacuumed weekly, or as needed. Desks, file cabinets and bookcases are dusted weekly. Floor care is performed on an annual basis, usually during the summer months, or as needed.

Athletic Areas

The fieldhouse, gymnasium and pool area is maintained on a daily basis. Locker rooms and rest rooms are cleaned and sanitized daily. Gym floor care is performed on an yearly basis, usually during summer months.


We recycle beverage containers, mixed paper and corrugated cardboard. This is due to a collaborative effort within the campus community. Materials such as beverage containers and office paper may be placed in the same containers marked "recycle" which are placed throughout campus. We are currently using a recycler that allows commingled recyclable materials.

Get information about Recycling at Ohlone.

Refuse Collection

Trash is emptied daily in all academic, administrative, athletic fields, rest rooms and public areas. Contact Facilities about the disposal of broken glass, spills, and other related custodial services.


All restrooms campus wide are cleaned, disinfected and supplied daily.

Room and Special Event Set-Ups

The custodial staff is responsible for all set-up requests in the academic, administrative and athletic areas. Please give at least two week notice about your event and set-up details. Last minute request may be denied to due conflict of other events.

Contact Information

For assistance, please contact Ruben Aviles, Custodial Supervisor, at (510) 659-6528.

Custodial Staff

  • Ruben Aviles
    Custodial Supervisor
  • Roque Mojica
    Day Lead Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Tony Garcia
    Day Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Ernie Gonzalez
    Day Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Roman Nacu
    Day Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Mario Maglinao
    Swing Lead Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Jimmy Dempsey
    Swing Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Kelly Hunnicutt
    Swing Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Ying Ma
    Swing Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Huang Xi Jing
    Swing Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Xicheng Huang
    Swing Custodian Fremont Campus
  • Richard Espinoza
    Day Custodian Newark Campus
  • Willie Gallegos
    Day Custodian Newark Campus
  • Kwok Ng (Benny)
    Swing Custodian Newark Campus
  • Hoan Ly (Mr. Ly)
  • Swing Custodian Newark Campus