Residential Refuse Collection & Disposal

Recycling Carts

Lakeshore provided everyone with a 65-gallon recycling cart. To request a different size,  please contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630.581.8650 or

Refuse Carts

If you would like to change your existing cart size or begin using carts (vs. stickers), please contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630.581.8650 or

The Same Services You’re Used To

  • Your pick up day stays the same
  • You will continue to receive refuse, recycling and yard waste collection services
  • Recycling collection is free
  • Monthly refuse carts are available in three sizes: 35-gallon, 65-gallon and 95-gallon
  • If you use stickers or half-size bags, you can buy them at local retailers
  • 65-gallon yard waste carts are available for monthly rental
  • Bulk items under 50 lbs. require one sticker per item. White Goods (appliances) under 50 lbs. require one sticker per item

What’s New

Lower Prices

See detailed pricing information below.

New Services Available

  • Free bagged leaf collection the entire month of December - this is in addition to regular City services
  • Household Battery Recycling - Drop-off container at City of St. Charles Public Works, 1405 S. 7th Avenue, First Floor. 
  • Electronic Waste Collection
    • TVs and monitors - 15 stickers per item
    • E-waste (small box under 50lbs) - 5 stickers per bundle
    • Single small e-waste item - 1 sticker per item
  • Bundled yard waste collection—this service in addition to the City’s current brush and leaf collection programs.

More information about services and pricing is at


Containers, Bags and Stickers - Pricing

If you would like to change your existing cart size or begin using carts (vs. stickers), please contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630.581.8650 or

refuse/yard waste stickerRefuse/Yard Waste Sticker
> Where to buy
half refuse bag

Half Refuse Bag (20 gal)
> Where to buy

65 gallon recycling toter65 Gal. Recycling Toter0
35 gallon refuse toter35 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$17.25
65 gallon refuse toter65 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$18.25
95 gallon refuse toter95 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$19.25
65 gallon yard waste toter65 Gal. Yard Waste Rental/Month$25.00
updated Sep 12, 2018

Lakeshore has mailed information out to every resident. See Lakeshore Recycling Systems Documents to view copies.

More details about services and costs are also on the Lakeshore Recycling Systems website at


Carts and Toters

Change cart sizes

To change cart sizes, please contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 630.581.8650 or

Service and Contacts

How can I learn more about the new company and services?

Lakeshore Recycling Systems is the new refuse & recycling contractor for residents within St. Charles city limits.

Lakeshore has mailed information out to every resident regarding services and pricing. More information is at


Report garbage or recycling has not been picked up

To report that garbage and/or recycling has not been picked up,


Schedule - Curbside Refuse and Recycling Pickup

The Curbside Refuse Pick Up Schedule is as follows for residents living within the city limits of St. Charles:

Residents living east of the river: Monday collection

Residents living west of the river: Tuesday collection

Refuse collection holidays are as follows:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

When scheduled collection falls on one of these holidays, collections are delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

More details about services and costs are also on the Lakeshore Recycling Systems website at

Stickers and Bags

Where to Buy Waste Stickers and Bags

Stickers for yardwaste bags/refuse and half-refuse bags (20 gallon) can be purchased at the following locations:

DG Ace Hardware (waste stickers only), 2650 E. Main Street  
Meijer Foods (waste stickers only), 855 S. Randall Rd.
Ace Hardware (waste stickers only), 617 W. State St. (Geneva)  
Jewel Foods (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 652 Kirk Rd.
Blue Goose Grocery (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 300 S. 2nd Street  
Jewel Foods (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 2073 Prairie St.
Jewel Foods (waste stickers only), 375 Randall Rd. (South Elgin)

Walgreens on Peck Road

City Hall (waste stickers & half-refuse bags), 2 E. Main Street  

Pricing Information

  • Lakeshore Recycling Stickers may be purchased for $2.60 each; Half-Refuse bags are $2.00 each

Lakeshore Recycling Systems has more information about pricing and services on its website.