Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

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Each spring, the Village and its partners host Sustainable Saturday, an event which helps people recycle hard to dispose of items such as electronics, bicycles, scrap metal, building / hardware supplies, textiles, batteries, documents for shredding and more. The 2016 event took place in March 2016.  The next event is expected to take in the spring 2017. 
The Village of Lisle, Republic ServicesBenedictine UniversityDuPage County and SCARCE encourages you to bring electronics, SLA, rechargeable and household batteries, bicycles, scrap metal, building / hardware supplies, textiles and more to the annual Sustainable Saturday in Lisle on March 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. 

Drop-Off Event Location

The drop-off event takes place in the Dan and Ada Rice Center parking lot located on the campus of Benedictine University, which is located at 5700 College Road.
Please note: Vehicles must enter campus at the traffic light off College Road (south of Maple Avenue) and exit to College Road north and east of the Rice Center parking lot.

Items Accepted Include

  • Electronics (such as telephones, desktop and laptop computers, computer monitors, 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). Please note only flat screen TVs will be accepted; no cathode ray tube (CRT) computer monitors will be accepted during the event. 
  • Records, CDs and DVDs
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • Eye glasses, hearing aids, and old keys
  • Books
  • Household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C and D) 
  • Large SLA batteries (car, boat and sump pump, etc.)
  • Scrap metal (such as washers, dryers, stoves, swing sets, hangers, metal fencing, garden tools, tomato cages, pots, pans and lawn furniture)
  • 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 good condition (doors, tile/flooring, plumbing, lighting fixtures and more)
  • Clothes, linens, shoes, sporting good and more for Goodwill Industries
  • Bicycles, helmet as well as bike parts and accessories
  • Used cooking oil (in tightly closed containers)
  • Musical instruments
  • Yarn, buttons, and rulers
  • 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 -- Air Cycle Corporation, Working Bikes, New Life Electronics Recycling, Inc., Goodwill IndustriesDuPage Habitat for Humanity Restore and Interstate Batteries.