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The Facilities Committee helps members with the maintenance, operation, repair, cleaning and management of the shop and its various resources and equipment. Run under the current Facilities Director, who is listed on the Board Members page.

Committee Members

To join the committee:

  • Put your name on the list.
    • Inform the Facilities Director of the addition.
  • Do good work for the shop.
Facilities Committee Members


The facilities committee helps members with the following:

  • Garbage Disposal & Recycling
    • Take out garbage from the cans inside the shop to our dumpster it is emptied once a week.
    • Sets up bins/designated areas for each and regularly empties or breaks down & stores them (in the case of scrap) at least once a week. It is also recommended that items in the area be tagged as 'Scrap', 'Recycling' or 'Trash'.
  • Old Equipment Scrapping, Salvage & Disposal
    • This task is controlled by the following people. DO NOT throw any equipment or material in the shop away without their permission since members may have been saving/working on it for a project.
    • The above members will mark items for dispersal. They will be broken down and separated into usable parts, recyclables, toxic and e-waste and general trash. Each will be processed accordingly.
    • Shop Members will be encouraged to liquidate property before it is disposed of in the dumpster or to the streetside for metal scrappers.
    • All due effort will be given to allowing Shop Members to call dibs on shop property that is being disposed.
      • This is effectively saving a thing from the dumpster without actually having to pull it from the dumpster.
  • Building Maintenance & Cleaning
    • Repairs lights and plumbing. Is responsible for getting it done or calling the right services to get a repair done (e.g. landlord, repair service, etc.).
    • Runs cleanings and notifies shop members so they have ample time to prepare their projects and tables for a cleaning. Preparation could be just either labeling project items, marking out what space not to enter, covering items with a sheet or completely storing the project away.
  • Assists Material & Equipment Storage
    • Sets up areas and storage systems to store material and gear (e.g. bins, shelves, racks, chests, etc.). Also keeps shop notified of where things go via wiki, labels, e-mail, etc..
  • Ensure Proper Safety For Shop
    • Assist in ensuring shop has proper safety equipment, dangerous materials are stored properly, and the right safety measures are used and training provided for members.
  • Keeps Shop Inventory List
    • Runs a wiki page that lists the following:
      • Tagged Material - Shop material that is reserved for use by a project.
      • Free Use Material - Inventory of our current stocks of material that is up for grabs in the shop. Suggested format would be 'Material & Quantity/Dimensions (where possible)'. It is recommended that as you use material, please update the quantities on the list accordingly. As we buy/salvage material, please update this list as well.
      • Free Use Equipment - Just a list of shop tools. We ought to label them in the shop with 'ML256'.
      • Equipment & Other Repairs - Self-explanatory, list as 'What Is Broken, Repair State, Date Of Breakdown, Person Repairing, Contact, Expected Date of Repair Completion'.
      • Desired Material & Gear - Self-explanatory.
      • Lost & Found - List as 'Gear/Material Found, When & Where, Where it is now stored, and if possible, a description/photo'.
      • Facilities Use List - For projects that intend to occupy a space for more than one month and/or have something that takes up more than just a table. List as 'what is going to be placed on floor/table, where it will be placed, project, project owner & contact, date of placement and how long it will be there'.