Weekly Leaf Collection Update

11/30/22 Update

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, will be completing the third and final east-side collection today.  Crews will transition to the third and final west-side collection tomorrow, Thursday, December 1.  

Please ensure piles are visible and accessible with no cars parked in front of them. 

As a reminder, Lakeshore Recycling will provide free bagged leaf collection from December 5 through December 28 (one day delay due to Christmas  Holiday) for any remaining leaves after the the third collection, on your regular refuse day. 

Please see the progress map for daily updates. 

11/28/22 Update 

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, completed the second curbside leaf collection on the west side of the City of Saturday. Crews will begin the third and final collection on the east side starting today. 

11/23/22 Update

Leaf collection crews will take Thanksgiving Day off and will resume work on Friday, November 25.  Due to the holiday weekend, progress maps will not be updated until Monday morning; however, work will continue on Friday and Saturday.  The second east-side collection is nearly complete.  Crews will immediately transition to the second collection west of the river. 

Please ensure piles are visible and accessible with no cars parked in front of them. 

As a reminder, Lakeshore Recycling will provide free bagged leaf collection from December 5 through December 28 (one day delay due to Christmas Holiday) for any remaining leaves after the third collection, on your regular refuse collection day. 

Please see the progress map for daily updates.

11/18/22 Update 

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, will complete the first collection on the west-side of the City today.  Additional crews will simultaneously begin the second collection cycle on the City's east-side today.  Work will proceed on Saturday, November 19th on the east-side. 

The second west-side collection will resume immediately after completion of the second east-side collection. 

Please ensure piles are visible and accessible with no cars parked in front of them.  

As a reminder, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide free bagged leaf collection from December 5 through December 28 (one day delay due to Christmas Holiday) for any remaining leaves after the third collection on your regular refuse collection day.  

See the progress map for daily progress updates. 

11/15/22 Update 

The City's curbside leaf collection will continue through the west-side during the winter weather.  Please make sure piles are visible and accessible to crews.  

See the progress map for daily progress updates. 

11/11/22 Update

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists has completed the first east side collection.  Crews will be working on Saturday, November 12 and will continue work on the west side into the week of November 14.  Residents are reminded to avoid parking in front of leaf piles to ensure that all leaves are collected and that crews may proceed without delay. 

The second east-side collection will resume immediately after completion of the first west-side collection. 

See the progess map for daily progress updates. 

11/7/22 Update

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, is continuing through the first east-side collection.  Crews will begin work simultaneously on the first west-side collection beginning on Tuesday, November 8.  Residents are reminded to avoid parking in front of leaf piles to ensure that all leaves are collected and that crews may proceed without delay. 

See the progress map for daily progress updates. 

11/4/22 Update 

The City's contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, is continuing through the first east-side collection.  Crews will be working on Saturday, November 5.  Residents are reminded to avoid parking in front of leaf piles to ensure that all leaves are collected and that crews may proceed without delay.  The first west-side collection is on pace to begin as scheduled, on Tuesday, November 8th.  

Please see the progress map for daily progress updates. 


Leaf Collection Program

Leaf collection begins on the east side of the river on November 2, 2022, and the west side of the river on November 8.  The City’s contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, will complete three collection cycles of the City with an anticipated completion date of December 1.  The progress map, which will be updated daily when the City's contractor is working in St. Charles details what neighborhoods have been picked up to date and what work remains for the month.  

Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide free bagged leaf collection from December 5 through December 28 (one day delay due to Christmas Holiday) for any remaining leaves on your regular refuse collection day.  

Pick up is unavailable for the following subdivisions/areas: 

  • Cumberland Green
  • Whittington Course, Royal Fox private streets, Dunham Place Commons, Delnor Townhomes,  Delnor Glen Drive
  • Townes of Fox Chase
  • Walnut Hill Townhomes
  • Viewpointe
  • Willowgate
  • Wildrose Springs Townhomes, Auburn Court, Benham Court, Oak Crest
  • Brownstones

Leaf Collection Reminders:

  • Please have leaves on the parkway by 6:30 a.m. on the beginning day of pick up for your area
  • It may take three to four days for leaves to be collected in your specific area.
  • A smaller truck will collect the leaves in the cul-de-sacs. 
  • Leaf piles will not be picked up if obstructed by parked vehicles or other obstacles. The piles will be picked up on your next scheduled pick up when the obstruction is removed.
  • Please keep a distance of approximately 10’ between leaf piles and permanent structures, e.g., fire hydrants, trees, streetlight poles, etc.
  • Rake leaves in a row parallel to the street at least 1’ back from the curb and off the sidewalk.
  • Inclement weather or a large volume of leaves could alter the leaf pickup schedule. 
  • Pushing leaves into the street is a violation of Ordinance 12.04.170, punishable by a fine up to $500.00 for each offense.
  • Leaf piles will not kill grass although they may cause it to discolor.
  • Avoid raking foreign materials into leaf piles as these could damage equipment or cause injury to personnel.
  • This program is funded by a portion of the fee collected on the utility bills of eligible homeowners. Check your utility bill or call Utility Billing at 630-377-4426 with questions about your eligibility for this program.   

      Be sure to check back here for updates, call Public Works at 630-377-4405 OR Kramer Tree Specialists at 630-293-5444 or email pw@stcharlesil.gov.

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updated Nov 30, 2022

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