Bring your tired electronics, worn-out computers to recycling event at BenU

March 21, 2012

Lisle, Illinois ~ Electronics are quickly becoming America's fastest-growing trash product, yet almost all computer parts can be recycled and reused.

The Village of Lisle, DuPage County, School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE), Creative Recycling Systems (CRS) and Benedictine University encourage area residents to bring their electronics and other waste items to "Sustainable Saturday in Lisle" from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 in the parking lot adjacent to the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the Benedictine campus.

Due to construction on campus, cars must enter campus at the traffic light off College Road (south of Maple Avenue), proceed north to the recycling site, and exit onto College Avenue north and east of the Rice Center lot.

Items accepted include: computers and monitors, televisions; cell phones; bicycles; rechargeable batteries; sealed lead acid batteries; inkjet cartridges; worn American flags; eyeglasses; hearing aids; wheelchairs; records; musical instruments; old keys; printers and copy/fax machines; telephones; VCRs; and stereos and video games.

Also acceptable are; scrap metal, including washers, dryers, stoves, swing sets and lawn furniture; propane and oxygen tanks; sewing machines; non-motorized wheelchairs; car, sump pump and boat batteries; and all textiles, even torn clothes and shoes.

No hazardous waste will be accepted. For a complete list of items that will be accepted, go to

Benedictine University is located at the corner of Maple Avenue and College Road in Lisle

For more information, contact Eric Ertmoed at the Village of Lisle at (630) 271-4124 or


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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