2010
Residents can drop off old electronic devices, waste items at Benedictine

Residents can drop off old electronic devices, waste items at Benedictine
March 25, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

As much as 80 percent of electronic waste makes its way overseas where precious metals are removed by hammers, gas burners and bare hands, which results in lead and mercury being leaked into the air. Although it is cheaper to ship e-waste overseas, the long-term effects can be devastating. Area residents are encouraged to bring their electronics and other waste items to “Sustainable Saturday in Lisle” from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 in the parking lot adjacent to the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the campus of Benedictine University. The event is sponsored by DuPage County, the Village of Lisle, Electronics Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM), Vintage Tech Recyclers of Plainfield, School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) of Glen Ellyn and Benedictine University. Items accepted include: electronics (such as computers, televisions, monitors, telephones, VCRs, video games, stereos, fax machines, copy machines and printers); ink jet cartridges; eye glasses; hearing aids; worn American flags; cell phones; bicycles; and sealed lead acid batteries (for cars, motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers, sump pumps and sport vehicles). Other items can be found at www.villageoflisle.org. Benedictine University is located at the corner of Maple Avenue and College Road in Lisle. A map of campus can be found at http://www.ben.edu/about/campus_map.asp. For more information, call (630) 271-4100.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.