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 »

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 »

Fall Yard and Garden Safety from J.U.L.I.E.

As you complete yard and garden clean-up this fall and prepare for winter, JULIE, Inc. reminds homeowners to call 811 before beginning any digging projects, small or large.   

Most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications utility services are delivered through underground lines.  Avoid damage to underground lines and prevent personal injury by contacting JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the size or depth of the project – it’s an Illinois state law. Even if  Read more »

November Green Idea

City of St Charles NewsProtect your pipes. When water freezes, it expands. If water is inside a pipe when it expands, it breaks the pipe and leaves you with a large repair bill. 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 »

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