Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

Air Cycle Corporation

March 21st, 2015 marked another successful recycling event for Air Cycle! Air Cycle sponsored and volunteered at The Village of Lisle's annual Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event. The event encouraged recycling of hard to dispose of items such as fluorescent lighting, electronics, scrap metal, batteries, building/hardware supplies, and more.

Air Cycle team members and volunteers collected approximately 315 linear (4 ft and 8 ft) fluorescent lamps, 1,200 compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and 1,000 lbs of dry-cell batteries.

Complete Results of the collection:

  • Interstate Battery - 26 SLA Batteries (1,296 pounds)
  • 1,500 pounds of materials recycled by the DuPage Restore
  • Air Cycle - 315 linear fluorescent lamps, approx. 1,200 CFL’s, and 1,000 pounds of household batteries
  • SCARCE - a tin of buttons, bag of crayons and pencils, 56 old/torn American flags, 70 pairs of eye glasses, 1 box of yarn, 1 bag of empty pill bottles, 15 boxes of used cooking oil (74 pounds), 2 boxes of binders, 10 flower pots, 1 bag of stuffed animals, 1 trumpet, 3 boxes of records, 3 boxes of holiday lights, 3 pounds of old keys, 31 boxes of books
  • Working Bikes – 13 bikes, one-tag-along bike trailer and (1) walker
  • Elgin Recycling – 2,320 pounds of scrap metal
  • NLE – 34,267 pounds of e-waste

We are proud to have participated in this event and continually encourage people and facilities to recycle and keep hazardous waste out of our landfills!

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Here are a few of the ways the Bulb Eater® 3 with Intelli Technology® saves money:

  • Pre-crushing lamps can cut recycling costs by 50%
  • Reduce recycling labor by up to 20 hours per 1,000 lamps
  • Savings are typically anywhere between a dime to $1 per lamp
  • Minimize lamp storage space by up to 80%
  • Competitive rates for pickup and shipment of crushed lamps with Nationwide Bulk Pick-up Recycling Services

Recycling is a Green Idea

green buildings iconImplementing a lamp, ballast, battery, or electronics recycling program is a simple and practical way to "green" your organization and benefit from resulting positive PR. Recycling universal waste can earn your facility LEED points too. Implementing a universal waste recycling program within your organization is a quick and inexpensive step in the sometimes daunting “green” process.

Having a recycling program in place can also be good for employee and customer loyalty and morale. Furthermore, recycling all mercury-containing lamps, batteries, and electronic waste can help your facility meet LEED prerequisites, earn points, and achieve certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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