2009
Residents can recycle old electronic devices, scrap metal at Benedictine

Residents can recycle old electronic devices, scrap metal at Benedictine
February 12, 2009

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

The amount of electronic waste is growing exponentially. Televisions are used for an average of two years, computers for three years. Recycling these and other items is critical to preserve landfill space and for ensuring that the hazardous materials used to make these items are properly disposed. Sims Recycling Solutions of West Chicago, the Village of Lisle, DuPage County and Benedictine University encourage area residents to bring their electronics and other waste items to “Sustainable Saturday in Lisle” from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 in the parking lot adjacent to the Dan and Ada Rice Center on the Benedictine campus. The event is part of Benedictine University’s “Years for the Environment” campaign. Items accepted include: electronics (such as computers, televisions, monitors, telephones, VCRs, video games, stereos, fax machines, copy machines and printers); inkjet cartridges; eye glasses; hearing aids; worn American flags; cell phones; bicycles (no Big Wheels or toddler-type bikes); and sealed lead acid batteries (for cars, motorcycles, boats, lawn mowers, sump pumps and sport vehicles). Other items that may be recycled include: dented pots and pans; washers; dryers; metal hangers; metal lawn furniture; rusty swing sets; and tomato cages. However, the following items will not be accepted: car motors; lawn mowers; refrigerators; and air conditioners. 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, contact Eric Ertmoed at the Village of Lisle at (630) 271-4124 or by e-mail at eertmoed@villageoflisle.org.

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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.