Benedictine Goes Green

by Michelle Reilly

As part of a recent development, Benedictine University will be teaming up with the Village of Lisle, DuPage County, and the School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) for a good cause.
All of these communities will be working together to encourage residents to bring their waste items to the parking lot adjacent to the Dan and Ada Rice Center on Saturday, March 19th during the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of the “Sustainable Saturday in Lisle” event.
Items that can be brought include any old electronics, batteries, any scrap metal, light bulbs, bicycles, eyeglasses, books, musical instruments, old keys, paper, medical equipment, clothes, shoes, sporting goods, furniture, and any reusable building/hardware supplies in good condition. No hazardous waste, such as paint, motor oil, air conditioners or refrigerators will be accepted.
This event is a great effort in part by Benedictine to reduce the need to use natural resources by converting used materials into new ones through recycling. With that being said, let’s get a big turn out on March 19th so we can do our part in preserving the planet.
For more information, you can contact the Village of Lisle at (630) 271-4100 or visit their web site for the official announcement here: