Other Services Available

Building Maintenance

FS provides most routine building maintenance services for I&G buildings. To find out if a particular building or service is covered under routine building maintenance, call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Building Walk-Throughs


The Associate Vice President for Facilites and Services personally inspects major campus buildings on a regular schedule for maintenance needs. For information or to schedule a walk-through call (575)646-2101.

Elevator Maintenance


All elevators on campus are maintained by the FS Electric Shop. The preventive maintenance program followed by the shop helps keep the elevators in optimum working order.

If you are experiencing a problem with an elevator, call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114 or go to the work order request page.

Environmental Control


FS provides environmental control for most campus buildings, including the adjustment of thermostats upon request. However, because HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems vary widely from one building to the next, the level of environmental control we can provide also varies.

To request a temperature adjustment, call the Work Order Desk at (575) 646-7114 or go to the work order request page. If you wish to discuss a persistent problem or if you have a technical question, feel free to call our Engineering section at (575)646-5303.

Equipment Installation


FS can install most types of equipment, from delivery to assembly and hooking up any needed utilities. (Two exceptions are telephones and computers, which are supported by Computing and Networking.) FS must be involved in any installation requiring modification of utility systems or facilities. The requesting department is usually responsible for the cost of such modifications.

For simple installations, e.g., a new electrical outlet for your copy machine, call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114 or go to the work order request page. For larger projects, e.g., a dedicated circuit for your copy machine or a different voltage, we suggest you contact our Project Management section at (575)646-7722. They can help you determine the scope of work involved and if necessary provide a cost estimate.

Furniture Fabrication and Installation


FS can design, build and install custom or built-in furniture, such as desks, cabinets, bookcases, etc. We may also be able to repair or modify something you already have. Estimates are available. For more information, call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Keys and Locks


The Locksmith Shop provides the following services:

  • Installation of locks
  • Repair of locks
  • Installation and maintenance of door hardware
  • Cutting additional keys
    ($2.50 for standard key, $10 for key to high-security lock)
  • Design of master key systems
  • Emergency locksmith services

To place a work order, go to the work order request page or call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Light Bulb Replacement


FS will replace burned out light bulbs in permanently affixed light fixtures at no charge if a standard light bulb is used. Non-standard light bulbs are billed to the department. To request light bulb replacement, go to the work order request page or call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Moving Furniture and Equipment


The FS labor crew is available to assist departments in moving furniture and equipment. There is no charge for this service unless items are moved off campus or special equipment such as forklifts or jacks is necessary. Arrangements should be made several days in advance for scheduling purposes.

FS will also transport materials to the Property Office when departments wish to turn them in. However, the Property Office must first agree to accept the material. Contact the Property Office for more information.

To request moving assistance, go to the work order request page or call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

See Table and Chair Setup for Special Events below.



FS is responsible for painting the interior and exterior of campus buildings. Building interiors are scheduled for repainting every seven years. FS painters also remove graffiti from building exteriors.

To find out when your building was last painted and when it is scheduled for repainting, call the Paint Shop at (575)646-5958. To report graffiti, call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Pest Control


The FS Grounds Shop follows an integrated pest management program with respect to the NMSU grounds. In addition, they provide structural pest control (insects, rodents and other pests) for buildings. Services offered include:

  • Weed removal
  • Treating for insects
  • Pest trapping and removal
  • Removal of dead animals
  • Vector Control

For more information, call the Grounds Shop at (575)646-5957. To place a work order, go to the work order request page or call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.



Beginning in the summer of 1994, FS established an integrated solid waste management program focused on recycling, reduction, and improved handling of campus-generated solid wastes. Implementation of a new and comprehensive recycling effort has resulted in substantial amounts of paper, metal, and organic materials being diverted from the campus waste stream.

Recycling services include:

  • Containers provided
  • Weekly pickup routes
  • Special pickups as needed
  • Drop-offs accepted
    (Recycling Center located across from the Aggie Pride Call Center)

Materials accepted:

  • Cardboard and Paper
    • Books
    • File stock
    • Newspaper
    • Magazines
    • Shredded
    • Cardboard
    • Manila folders
    • White ledger
    • Catalogs
    • Mixed colors
    • 3-ring notepaper
    • Computer
    • Mixed office
    • Envelopes
    • NCR
  • Metals (available drop-off site in OFS yard)
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Stainless
    • Brass
    • Steel
    • Cast iron
    • Motors

Materials not accepted:

  • Carbon paper
  • Plastic
  • Paper towels/tissues
  • Toner cartridges

For more information, call Solid Waste Management at (575)646-8159.


Organic materials generated on campus, such as leaves, branches, grass clippings, and biosolids from livestock, are now turned into mulch and compost. These materials are returned to use on campus by PPD Landscape Management, completing the recycling loop. Research into the beneficial uses of processed organic materials is in progress, bringing together students, faculty, staff, and organizations interested in exploring this rapidly growing field.

Materials accepted:

  • Brush
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Manure

No drop offs accepted. For more information, call Solid Waste Management at (575)646-8159.



FS personnel are capable of repairing a wide variety of fixtures and equipment. The cost of repairing departmental equipment is the department’s responsibility. Repair of permanent fixtures is generally the responsibility of PPD. In some cases, however, the cost of a major repair may exceed the funding PPD has available to cover it. In such cases, repairs may be deferred until funding becomes available. Minor repairs can usually be taken care of immediately.

If you need something repaired, go to the work order request page or call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Solid Waste Disposal


FS provides the following services related to solid waste:

  • Daily pickup and disposal of refuse
  • Placement and maintenance of refuse containers
  • Special pickups upon request

For more information, call Solid Waste Management at (575)646-8159.

Table and Chair Setup for Special Events


FS has a number of tables and chairs available which departments may borrow for special events. There is no charge for their use. Delivery is provided at no charge, unless the tables and chairs must be transported off campus. There is a charge for set up and tear down. An account number is required to reserve tables and chairs, but will not be charged unless it becomes necessary to repair or replace items that are damaged or not returned. Arrangements should be made well in advance for scheduling purposes. During certain times of the year, several weeks’ notice is advisable. For more information, call the Work Order Desk at (575)646-7114.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


FS mechanics can provide a wide variety of vehicle repairs and services, including diesel engine maintenance. Tires, mounting and balancing are also available. In addition, we offer a scheduled preventive maintenance service program to help avoid major repairs on your vehicle. The Mechanic Shop can also service other types of engines, such as those used in stand-by generators.

To schedule service, call the Work Order Desk at (575) 646-7114 or go to the work order request page. If you would like to know more about the preventive maintenance program or have questions about a specific service, feel free to call the Mechanic Shop at (575)646-1415.