About Shaler Lane

About Shaler Lane

  • Your apartment is equipped with a garbage disposal. The disposal is activated when you insert the disposal cover (kitchen sink stopper) in the position specified in the directions on the handle of the disposal cover. 
  • Disposals are not designed to process large amounts of food and should not be used for fibrous foods (i.e., celery, carrots, potatoes, and other types of foods with peels) . 


Some apartments feature a working fireplace. If you have one, please read about proper use of your fireplace.

  • Coin-operated washers and dryers are available for use in the basement of Building 18. Your building entry key will access the laundry area.
  • We request that these facilities not be used outside of the hours of 8:00 AM—10:00 PM, as, in many instances, occupied apartments are located directly above the laundry area.
  • The laundry room is equipped with Mac-Gray’s Laundry View service, which allows you to check the real time availability of washers and dryers.
  • Please be courteous and remove your laundry from machines promptly when washing or drying is complete.
  • Note: Machines may not be able to accommodate certain items. If you experience any problems with the machines, please contact Mac-Gray Laundry at www.macgray.com or call 1-800-622-4729. To reduce your laundry’s environmental impact, Mac-Gray recommends only washing full loads on the cold water cycle. See www.cleanandgreenvision.com for more sustainable laundry tips.

Pet policy

  • All apartments at Shaler Lane are designated as pet-friendly. Where applicable, tenants have received required documents from the Leasing Office. Please click here for more information about pet-friendly policies.

Property and Bicycle Storage

  • Apartments, with the exception of 23-A, 25-A, and 25-B, have an assigned storage locker in the basement. The door is accessible with your apartment key. The tenant must supply the lock for the storage unit.
  • Townhouses have a basement room for storage. Residents are required to clear and return use of the storage space upon move-out.
  • HUH does not recommend storage of valuables in the storage areas and is not liable for water or any other damage to property or for loss or theft of property. We recommend the use of pallets in basement storage areas.
  • Storage is not allowed in the public hallways, stairwells, fire escapes, or near mechanical equipment in the basement. Any items left outside of the storage area may be removed and discarded by the Property Management staff without notification, at the tenant’s expense.
  • Bike racks are located in the basement of buildings 23 and 24; in the walkway between buildings 8 and 12; in the walkway between buildings 7 and 11; and outside building 33.
  • Bicycles should not be attached to stairwell railings, benches, entryways, or gates or left in hallways any bicycles found in a hallway or attached to the foregoing will be removed without notice at the owner’s expense.
  • We require residents to register their bicycles with the Harvard University Police Department at www.hupd.harvard.edu.