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RE: [greenyes] mattress recycling?


Best option I've found for used mattresses is reuse at homeless shelters.
These mattresses are the result of USAF dormitories housing single airman on
installations throughout the country.

Nancy
Nancy A. Carper
Integrated Solid Waste Program Manager
AF Center for Environmental Excellence
Environmental Science Division (AFCEE/TDE)
3300 Sidney Brooks Road
Brooks City-Base (San Antonio) Texas 78235
210-536-4964


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Johnson [mailto:rrj@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 4:21 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] mattress recycling?


Hello,

I'm new to the list, so forgive me if this topic has been covered already.

I'm looking for information on mattress recycling, especially in the Houston
area. I work for Rice University, and as you might imagine from time to
time we face the issue of how to dispose of hundreds of mattresses. My hope
is that I can find some recycling options.

Related to this, does anyone know of manufacturers of mattresses for the
institutional market that use recycled materials in their products or have
designed mattresses for easy recycling?

Thank you for your thoughts.

+Richard

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Richard R. Johnson
Sustainability Planner
Facilities, Engineering, and Planning
Rice University
1700 Rice Blvd.
PO Box 1892, MS 312
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-5003
Fax: 713-348-5218
email: rrj@no.address







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