Sustainable Saturday Recycling Event

The 2023 Sustainable Saturday Event is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Benedictine University Rice Center Parking Lot at 5700 College Road. Participants must enter off Benedictine Drive off Maple Avenue, west of Benedictine University and east of Benedictine Parkway, and follow the route through the campus to the drop-off in the Rice Center 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 Quarterly Electronics Recycling Event that occurs in Downtown Lisle. 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 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
  • Latex paint ($1/quart, $3/gallon, $15/5-gallons)

No hazardous waste (e.g. oil-based paint, motor oil, air conditioners, refrigerators, smoke detectors) will be accepted.

Thank you to the recycling event's service providers -- TerraCycle, Working BikeseWorks Electronics Service, Inc., DartGoodwill Industries, ePaint Recycling SolutionsInterstate Batteries, and Molenhouse Enterprises.