Bensenville recognizes the importance and impact of recycling, which has contributed to American prosperity and the protection of our environment. The recycling rate in the US has increased from less than 7 percent in 1960 to the current rate of 32 percent. An EPA study found that recycling and reuse activities in the United States accounted for 681,000 jobs and $37.8 billion in wages.
The recycling efforts of communities and business throughout the United States have helped with this success and growth. Bensenville encourages every resident to contribute to these efforts by recycling items like cardboard, metal cans and paper as well as taking advantage of Bensenville sponsored programs such as: