Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

The 2017 Sustainable Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Benedictine University Rice Parking Lot at 5700 College Road. (event flyer). 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 NEW and 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 as this is a new route and depending on the traffic volume, there may be periodic delays. This change was made to improve traffic flow through the area. 
The Village of Lisle, Benedictine UniversityDuPage County and SCARCE encourage you to bring electronics, rechargeable and household batteries, bicycles, scrap metal, 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. For your convenience, TVs and monitors will be accepted at Sustainable Saturday for a small fee ($25 - $35 depending on size). And this year, PS foam #6  (packaging and food service containers) 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)
  • Records, CDs and DVDs
  • Ink jet cartridges
  • PS foam #6 (used for packaging and food service)
  • 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 BikeseWorks Electronics Service, Inc., Dart,  Goodwill IndustriesDuPage Habitat for Humanity Restore and Interstate Batteries.