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Curbside Composting

Residents can put food scraps and other organic composting materials out at the curb along with regular yard waste for collection.

How the Program Works

Mix the composting materials in with your regular yard waste (grass, leaves, twigs) in either a:

Free Vial of Life Program Provides First Responders with Life-Saving Information

The Vial of L.I.F.E (Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) is a free program that allows residents with special medical needs to have their complete medical information ready and available to emergency medical personnel. It makes critical information about medical history and current medications accessible when a patient is not able to speak or remember this information. 

Emergency medical personnel called to a home where a victim is alone can lose precious minutes trying to gather information about the person’s medications, allergies and illnesses. “Vial of Life” kits can help.

Calling All Qualified Vendors

Register to Receive Bid Notification Email Alerts

The City is implementing new eProcurement software that will automatically notify registered suppliers when a new bid, quote, or proposal opportunity is available. When registering, vendors select categories for which they want to receive email notifications regarding solicitation opportunities and status updates.

There is no cost to vendors to register or participate. Step-by-step directions guide interested suppliers through the entire registration and solicitation process.

Municipal Building Display Window Information

Now accepting reservations for your business or community event for 2020!

The Municipal Building has two display windows available to promote your St. Charles business or community event at no cost to you. One is an external window that faces Main Street; the other is an internal window located in the lobby.  Both windows tend to book up quickly. While the external window has been partially reserved for 2020, there are some openings. The internal window has more available dates. 

Firefighters Honored for River Rescue

On June 30, 2019, at 1:23 p.m. the St. Charles Fire Department was dispatched to a reported river rescue north of the Fox River. By 1:24 p.m. Fire Units were on the scene.

St. Charles Fire Lt. David Chmelar, firefighter paramedics Michael Pyzyna, Chad Tinsley, and Brandon Paus were honored at the St. Charles City Council meeting on August 5, 2019, for their bravery rescuing two adults and one teenager who were in a boat with a failed motor.

Could You Spot a Phony City Facebook Page?

Be Aware of a Fake Facebook Page Commenting as the City

There is a fake Facebook page that has been commenting as the City of St. Charles on Facebook. Please be aware if you see any off-color comments, it is not the City making those statements. Two versions of the page have been shut down. But it’s possible another attempt will be made to bring it back in yet another form, modified just enough to fool Facebook.

How Can You Tell the Real City Page from the Fake Page?