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University Week
January 29, 2009

Not long ago, a Facilities Services shop that handles flooring diverted its first dumpster-full of old carpet from a dead end in the landfill to a new life as recycled carpet. After nearly a year of hard work on the part of Maintenance Mechanic Lead Jackie Harris, staff in the shop who install flooring, and Eric Johnson from Transportation Services, the carpet will be recycled into new carpet and other building materials through a company in Tacoma called Recovery 1.

Harris started looking for an avenue for carpet recycling more than a year ago, inspired by Charles Kennedy, associate vice president for facilities services. Kennedy had encouraged Facilities Services divisions to pursue more environmentally friendly practices.