Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

The 2018 Sustainable Saturday Event is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Benedictine University Rice Parking Lot at 5700 College Road. Participants must enter off Maple Avenue, west of Benedictine University and follow the route through the campus to the drop-off in the Rice Parking Lot. The entrance off Maple Avenue is the ONLY entrance for use during Sustainable Saturday. There will be no access to the event from College Road. Please allow sufficient time for drop off. Due to anticipated large traffic volume, there may be periodic delays. 
The Village of Lisle, Benedictine UniversityDuPage County and SCARCE encourage you to bring electronics, rechargeable and household batteries, bicycles, building / hardware supplies, textiles and more to the annual Sustainable Saturday event.  This event will replace the March Monthly Electronics Recycling Event that normally occurs in Downtown Lisle on the third Saturday of the month. TVs and monitors will be accepted at Sustainable Saturday for a small fee ($25 - $35 depending on size). And again this year, Polystyrene foam #6  and clean food service foam and #6 packaging foam blocks will also be accepted.

Items Accepted Include

  • Electronics (such as telephones, desktop and laptop computers, mice, modems, scanners, televisions, mobile devices, radios, tape players, gaming consoles, printers, fax machines, power and network cables, telephones, chargers, VCRs, DVD players, chargers, keyboards, stereos, fax machines, microwaves, small household appliances, copy machines, and printers). 
  • TVs and computer monitors (for a small fee $25 - $35, depending on size)
  • Vinyl records
  • Brita & Pur brand products (filters, pitcher, water bottle, packaging, etc.)
  • PS foam #6 (used for packaging and food service)
  • Eye glasses, hearing aids, and old keys
  • Books
  • Household (A, AA, AAA, C and D) and dry cell batteries
  • Large SLA batteries (car, boat and sump pump, etc.)
  • Garden tools (shovels, trowels, tomato cages and water cans)
  • Worn American flags
  • Holiday lights including mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights and LED lights. Garland and wreaths will not be accepted.
  • Fluorescent lamps (linear and CFL)
  • Building / hardware supplies in working condition (doors, tile/flooring, plumbing, lighting fixtures and more)
  • Clothes, linens, shoes, sporting goods and more for Goodwill Industries
  • Bicycles, helmet as well as bike parts and accessories
  • Used cooking oil (liquid, vegetable-based oil only -- must be in tightly closed containers)
  • Musical instruments & sheet music
  • On-site paper / document shredding (limit of 2 banker/file size boxes or 3 paper shopping bags per vehicle, no binders or plastic bags)
No hazardous waste (e.g. paint, motor oil, air conditioners, refrigerators) will be accepted.

Thank you to the recycling event's service providers -- TerraCycle, Working BikeseWorks Electronics Service, Inc., Dart,  Goodwill IndustriesDuPage Habitat for Humanity Restore and Interstate Batteries.