Final Electronic & Battery Recycling Collection on Saturday, July 19, 2014
Residents can drop off unwanted electronics and rechargeable household batteries for recycling, free of charge during the final Village of Lisle collection event. The event will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 9:00 AM until noon at 4930 Lincoln Avenue (IL Route 53), just south of Lisle Lanes Bowling Center. Volunteers and employees from Creative Recycling will unload participantsí recyclables from their vehicles. Drive up, drive off.
Please note that fluorescent tubes and smoke detectors are not accepted. These items can be taken to the Regional HHW facility in Naperville (http://www.naperville.il.us/dynamic_content.aspx?id=148) .
Smoke detectors should be returned to the manufacturer as specified at the USPS website: http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22334/html/cover_025.htm.
List of Acceptable Items for Collection
Please note that hazardous waste or electronics containing liquids or other hazardous mater (such as refrigerators, air conditioners, or batteries for vehicles, boats or sump pumps) are not accepted.
Additional Electronics Recycling Opportunities
Batteries accepted include: Rechargeable batteries (such as NiCd, NiMH, SLA, Li lon, lithium batteries, hearing aid batteries, camera batteries)
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recommends disposing of alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D) with regular household trash. Alkaline batteries contain no hazardous waste and little recyclable materials. Previous environmental hazards associated with alkaline batteries were due to their mercury content. The Federal Battery Management Act of 1996 phased-out the use of mercury in alkaline batteries and today, few if any, alkaline batteries contain mercury. Residents who would still like to recycle household batteries can drop them off at area Battery Plus retailers.