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 »

Scarecrow Fest is October 10-12

It’s Scarecrow Fest time again! Stroll among 150 hand-crafted scarecrows on display during the festival. Also enjoy live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, carnival, petting zoo, delicious food and much more. Presented by the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau and AAA.

Storm Sewers and Leaves

The City’s storm sewer system is critical to protecting property and roadways from flooding during rain storms. But the storm sewers can’t work if leaves and litter block grates and inlets.

Be sure to keep storm grates clear. Never place leaves for pick up on the street or in the curb. Not only does that result in material collecting around the grates, it also is a violation of City Code subject to a fine up to $500. 

Please contact the Public Works Department at 630.377.4405 or with questions. Read more »

Flood Warning

At times flooding can be predicted days in advance, giving ample warning for preparation and evacuation. However, in the event of a flash flood due to large storms or ice jams, you may be the first to notice the oncoming situation. Residents are encouraged to notify the Police Department of flooding conditions and the police will contact the city’s Emergency Management Agency. For additional information on local conditions, listen for radio and television alerts, and check the weather online.

Placement of Brush and Leaves for Pick Up

Just a reminder to residents, leaves and brush piles should be placed on the address side of your property. City Ordinance 8.24.030 states “If available, yard waste shall be placed on the parkway, adjacent to and on the address side of the property from where the yard waste is gathered. Read more »

Leaf Pick Up Begins Oct. 28


The leaf pick up program has been modified this year. It will run similarly to the brush pick up program, with the collection areas divided on the east and west sides of the river. Leaves must be on the parkway by 6:30 a.m. on your area’s designated day of pick up, but it may take three to four days before the leaves are picked up in your specific area.

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2014 Leaf Pick Up Schedule

It's almost time to rake falling leaves again. Leaf pick up begins October 28 and runs through November 26. This year's schedule will follow an East/West schedule similar to the City's brush pick up program. There will be a total of three pickups for the season. Read more »

Fall Trees will be Planted Soon

Approximately 400 parkway trees were ordered last month as part of the City’s 50/50 Parkway Tree Program. We will begin planting the trees in early October. In preparation for the planting season, the contractor will begin marking white hash marks on the curbs indicating where the trees will be planted. Most newly planted trees will be fitted with a gator bag to provide a slow drip of water to the roots. In addition, the contractor has begun to remove the gator bags off any trees that were planted in the spring.  Read more »

Guidelines for Draining a Swimming Pool

Your swimming pool is filled with chlorinated water. Chlorinated water discharged directly to surface water (wetlands, lakes, streams, and rivers), roadways or storm sewers has an adverse impact on local water quality. High concentrations of chlorine are toxic to wildlife and fish. Safe pool draining recommendations: Read more »

Brush Pick Up Schedule

East Side                                   West Side

Sept. 15                                              Sept. 22 Read more »

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