Earth Day is April 22

Ride a bike, ride a bus or take a walk and reduce your carbon footprint to observe the day.

City of St Charles News

Green Tip

Make A Compost Bin 

Yard trimmings and food waste make up 27% of the solid waste stream in the United States! Instead of adding to the landfill, make a compost bin. The mix you make of fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds and other leftover food scraps will help make your garden lush, and improve soil structure and water retention. Bonus: You’ll save money on fertilizer! More on our Green Page.

Green idea

An annual attic inspection may not be high on your priority list, but delaying it could result in costly critter removal or serious health hazards. Rodents chewing on attic wires cause approximately 15,000 residential fires each year. And if there isn’t proper air ventilation, your attic could become a breeding ground for mold. More ideas at

Electric Vehicle Charging Available in the 1st Street Garage

Residents Can Charge their Cars While Shopping or Dining Downtown

St. Charles now is plugged into the green community even more with the recent installation of an Electric Vehicle Charger. The Charge Point, Level 2 charger now is available on the fourth floor of the 1st Street Parking Garage at 1st and Illinois streets. The dual charging unit is available to residents to charge their electric vehicles free for up to two hours. 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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