Weekly Leaf Collection Update

UPDATE - 11/24/21 

Kramer's leaf collection crews are progressing through the east side for the 3rd and final curbside collection.  Work will be suspended on Thursday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will resume Friday, November 26th and will continue into Saturday, November 27th as needed.  Please do not park cars in front of leaf piles on days when crews are working.  Click here to track progress through your neighborhood. 

The 3rd and final west side collection is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 29th. 

As previously noted, any leaves remaining after the final curbside collection can be bagged in brown kraft bags and Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide free bagged collection from November 29th through December 21st on your regular refuse collection day. 

UPDATE - 11/19/21

The City's Contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, have completed the 2nd collection on the City's west side.  Their crews will begin the 3rd and final curbside collection on the east side of the City on Monday, November 22nd.  Every effort will be made to collect leaves prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Crews will not work on Thursday.  Any remaining leaves on the east side will be collected on Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th as needed.  Please refer to the daily map to track progress through your neighborhood. 

The 3rd and final leaf collection will begin on the west side of the City on Monday, November 29th. 

Any leaves remaining after the final curbside collection can be bagged in brown kraft bags and Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide free bagged collection from November 29th through December 21st and your regular refuse collection day. 

UPDATE - 11/12/21

The City's Contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, is currently working through the second west-side collection which will continue into the week of November 15th.  The 3rd and final curbside collection on the east side the City is scheduled to begin Monday, November 22nd, and the final collection on the west side of the City is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 29th.  These dates are tentative and subject to change based on weather conditions and crew progress.  Click here to track the progress of the collections crews. 

Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide free bagged leaf collection from November 29th through December 21st on your regular refuse collection day for any remaining leaves. 

UPDATE - 11/11/21

Kramer will be completing the second collection on the east side of the river on Thursday, November 11 and will commence the second collection cycle on the west side of the river on Friday, November 12.  Click here to track the progress of the collection crews.

UPDATE - 11/3/21

Kramer completed the first collection cycle on the west side of the river on Wednesday, November 3 and will commence the second collection cycle on the east side of the river on Monday, November 8.  Click here to track the progress of the collection crews. 

UPDATE - 10/29/21 

Kramer will be completing the first collection cycle on the east side of the river on Friday, October 29 and will commence the first collection cycle on the west side of the river on Monday, November 1. Click here to track the progress of the collection crews.


Leaf Collection Program

Leaf collection will commence on the east side of the river on October 27th; Kramer will move immediately to the west side as soon as they complete the east side.  The City’s contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists will complete three collection cycles of the City with an anticipated completion date of November 24th.  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 November 29 through December 21 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 24, 2021

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