Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

Over 600 vehicles participated in 2019 Sustainable Saturday and dropped off items for recycling, donation and reuse! This tremendous participation will go a long way towards conserving and reusing resources. Thank you to all of those who participated, including volunteers from Benedictine University, Benet Academy, and the larger community as well as the Police Department’s CSO unit, Public Works, and Volunteers 4 Lisle group which contributed traffic and customer-service support for the event. 

The 2020 Sustainable Saturday Event is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 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, 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 desktop and laptop computers, mice, keyboards, modems, cable boxes, converter boxes, satellite receivers, telephone and mobile devices, tape players, gaming consoles, power cords and network cables, chargers, VCRs, DVD players, fax machines, scanners and printers, tablets and portable music players). 
  • 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, rulers, crayons and bread tags
  • CDs & DVDs (discs only, no plastic cases)
  • Household (A, AA, AAA, C and D) and dry cell batteries
  • Large SLA batteries (car, boat and sump pump, etc.)
  • 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)
  • Clothes, linens, shoes, sporting goods and more for Goodwill Industries
  • Adult Bicycles and gently used kids bikes, helmets, parts and accessories (bikes must be in repairable condition)
  • 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) Sponsored by Lakeshore Recycling
DuPage Habitat for Humanity will be on site to collect:
Appliances, Kitchen Cabinets, Doors, Flooring, Hardware, HVAC, Lighting, Millwork / Lumber, Plumbing, Tools, Windows
Habitat's accepted items and standards

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.