February Green Idea

City of St Charles NewsThis Valentine's Day, show your love for the earth by sending recycled-content greeting cards. Consider making new cards from scrap paper or by attaching new backs to the fronts of old cards—this can be a craft project for family and friends that helps everyone reduce paper waste while saving money! Also consider sending electronic valentines.

Dispose of Unused Meds at the Police Department

The Police Department offers safe and secure prescription drug disposal for St. Charles residents. The program has been a great success in keeping medications out of the environment (landfills, water supply, etc.) and in preventing possible substance abuse.

Simply bring leftover or expired medications to the front lobby of the Police Department. You will be provided with an evidence bag and asked to empty the contents of the bottles into the bag. You will then seal the bag and hand it over to the Records Personnel who will immediately place the bag into the secure disposal bin. Read more »

December Green Idea

Check your furnace and change the filter or make repairs if needed. Properly maintaining your furnace will conserve fuel by keeping it running efficiently and preventing leaks.

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 »

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ribbon Cutting

Location : 
1st Street Garage
!st Street & Illinois Street
St. Charles
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Free Holiday Light Recycling

Bring your old strings of lights to the Kane County Monthly Electronics & Book Recycling Collection Event held the Second Saturday each month, from 8 a.m. – noon.

540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, 630.208.3841.

For more information, visit

Green Tip

November is a great time to conduct food or clothing drives to help those in need. Especially useful are household goods you no longer use, canned and other non-perishable food and clothing items. After all, this is the time for giving and Thanksgiving! More on the Green page of our website.


Fall Tree Planting and Tree Care Tips

About 750 trees will be planted as part of the fall tree planting program. Resident tree orders were due at the end of August and planting will begin this month. White hash marks on curbs will indicate 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.
The City will fill the gator bag initially when the tree is first planted, but asks that residents fill the bag thereafter if your parkway tree appears thirsty.
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