Seasonal services, tips & information

2014 Leaf Collection Program

leaf collection map2014 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule

Check the 2014 Leaf Collection Map and Schedule above for boundaries, schedule and availability. Read more »

Street Sweeping Schedule for 2015

City of St Charles NewsWith the onset of spring, the City will resume street sweeping. St. Charles will utilize the services of K. Hoving Companies to assist with sweeping all public City streets according to the following schedule: 

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Prepare Now for Spring Storms

City of St Charles NewsHarsh weather sometimes means unavoidable springtime power-outages. If your power goes out: Read more »

No Spring Clean Up This Year

There is no citywide Spring Clean Up program this year. The next Spring Clean Up is anticipated for 2016, subject to council approval. As an alternative, you may want to participate in the park district’s Communitywide Garage Sale April 24 & 25. 

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Brush Collection Resumes in April

The first collection will be April 20 for the East Side and April 27 for the West Side. The complete schedule is at

Curbside yard waste collection resumes April 6 as well.

Look out for dangerous ice

City of St Charles NewsThe St. Charles Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers of walking on ice-covered bodies of water. Ice thickness and stability are never guaranteed. In fact, there is simply no such thing as “safe ice.” Many unseen conditions and dynamics can impact the ice stability such as:

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Keep Your Water Pipes from Freezing

Public Works receives a lot of questions about how to “winterize” water pipes. You may need to winterize your water service if your home will be vacant (due to a move, sale, extended vacation, etc.) or when home renovations require shutting the water off.

Here are a few suggestions to avoid frozen pipes: Read more »

Winter Safety Reminders

We’re gearing up for another northern Illinois winter. Staff is hard at work preparing the equipment and making sure de-icing supplies are ready to keep city streets safe and clear. The City uses a computerized forecasting system to monitor the weather and crews are scheduled and ready to respond around-the-clock.

Please keep these winter safety tips in mind: Read more »

Christmas Tree Pick Up & Holiday Refuse Collection

Refuse collection will follow the normal pick up schedule for the weeks of Dec. 22 & 29.

Christmas trees will be picked up during the weeks of Jan. 5 & 12, 2015, on both sides of the river on the regularly scheduled refuse day. After the two-week period, a sticker will be required for pick up. Trees are not to be placed in disposal bags. Residents should note that all decorations, including tinsel, must be removed. For questions, please contact Public Works at 630-377-4405 or Read more »

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