Check the 2014 Leaf Collection Map and Schedule above for boundaries, schedule and availability. Read more »
Regular maintenance of the City’s water distribution system includes annual hydrant flushing. Flushing, opening hydrants to allow water to flow rapidly through them, improves water quality and minimizes mineral build-up in the water mains. Hydrant flushing also ensures that hydrants are ready for emergency use. Read more »
The Brush Pick Up program is conducted from April to October. Only City of St. Charles residents who pay a monthly fee on their utility bill are eligible. To find out if you are eligible for the program, review your City utility bill for the fee, input your address in My Neighborhood on the City website, or call Utility Billing at 630.377.4426 for verification.
With spring comes the threat of nasty storms. Prepare now in case of a power outage with these tips from the National Preparedness Community. Read more »
The City sweeps its streets to remove debris. Besides keeping our streets clean, sweeping also helps eliminate potential pollutants from entering the storm sewer system. Read more »
Harsh weather sometimes means unavoidable springtime power-outages. If your power goes out: Read more »
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.
The first collection will be April 20 for the East Side and April 27 for the West Side. The complete schedule is at www.stcharlesil.gov/services/brush.
Curbside yard waste collection resumes April 6 as well.
The 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:
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 »