Seasonal services, tips & information

2014 Brush Pick Up Schedule

East Side 
April 21
West Side
April 28
Brush (branches at least 3 feet in length and less than 12 inches in diameter) must be placed on the parkway, in front of your house (or along the frontage where refuse/recycling is collected), cut ends facing the street before 7 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled pick up (or Tuesday if Monday is a holiday).

A Winter of Extremes...

From sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to 40o F highs--or freezing rain to frequent snowfall, this has been an interesting (and infamously record-setting) winter so far!

One of the most important winter responsibilities of Public Works is to clear the roads of snow and ice for safe travel. Most people see the plows out working, but may not realize there is an entire interdepartmental team collaborating “behind-the-scenes” to support snow/ice control efforts 24/7.

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Clearing State, County and City Roads

The following state roads are plowed and maintained by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) phone number 847-705-4228:

  • Rt. 31 north of the railroad trestle
  • Rt. 25 north of Johnor Ave
  • Rt. 64 west of Randall Rd
  • Rt. 64 east of 13th Ave

The following roads are plowed and maintained by the Kane County Highway Department (KDOT) phone number 630-584-1170: Read more »

Helpful Winter Reminders: Snow Plow Safety

City staff is gearing up for another northern Illinois winter. They are preparing the equipment and making sure de-icing supplies are ready to keep city streets safe and clear throughout the winter. Around-the-clock crews are ready to respond to winter weather conditions. Here’s what you can do to help: Read more »

City Crews are Prepared for Winter Weather

Public Works staff is prepared to maintain safe road conditions for our community this winter. The foundation of our successful snow program has been the ability to mobilize our equipment and personnel for any storm event, including light or heavy snowfall and ice storms. Read more »

Final Yard Waste Collection

The last yard waste collection for 2013 will be the week of November 25 on your regular refuse day. Collections will resume April 2014.

Public Works Fact

5,000 Cubic Yards of Leaves Were Collected During the City’s 2012 Leaf Collection Program

City of St. Charles Leaf Pickup Program Ends Nov. 26

The City of St. Charles leaf collection program runs from October 22 through November 26.  The complete leaf collection schedule and program details can be found on the City’s website,

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