Residents can drop off old electronic devices, waste items at Benedictine
March 25, 2010
Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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.
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. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ben.edu.