Residential Refuse Collection & Disposal

Recycling Carts

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

Refuse Carts

Lakeshore also will provide the same size refuse cart you are using now. 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

Yard Waste Carts

If you currently rent a yard waste cart, you will receive one from Lakeshore Recycling Systems.

Same Services And a Few More

Lakeshore will provide the same services you currently receive plus some added new ones, and at lower a cost.

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 the same 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
  • 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 - New 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

ServiceCost through
June 30
Cost July 1
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 Toter00
35 gallon refuse toter35 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$22.66$17.25
65 gallon refuse toter65 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$23.85$18.25
95 gallon refuse toter95 Gal. Refuse Rental/Month$25.04$19.25
65 gallon yard waste toter65 Gal. Yard Waste Rental/Month$29.81$25.00
updated Aug 01, 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

New carts: when can I begin using my Lakeshore Recycling Systems cart?

Begin using your new carts from Lakeshore after July 1. Continue to use your Advanced carts/totes through the last garbage collection in June:  June 25 on the east side & June 26 on the west side.

New carts: When will I get them from Lakeshore Recycling Systems?

Lakeshore is currently delivering new carts. You will receive a 65-gallon recycling cart and the same size refuse cart you are using now.

To request a different size cart, please contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630.581.8650 or

Old carts: What do I do with my Advanced Disposal cart?

Advanced Disposal will collect your old carts after their last refuse collection dates of June 25 on the east side & June 26 on the west side.

Leave it On the Curb

Leave your refuse, recycling and yard waste containers from Advanced Disposal on the curb after your last collection until Advanced picks them up. If Advanced Disposal has not picked up your old cart by Wednesday, June 27, please contact them directly at 630.587.8282.

Old carts: What if I am unavailable to put my cart out for the last collection dates?

If you are out of town or unavailable to put your cart out for the last collection dates, contact Advanced Disposal directly at 630.587.8282 to arrange a pick up.

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

You also can attend an Open House Lakeshore Recycling is hosting June 26, from 3-7 p.m. at St. Charles City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street, St. Charles.

Report garbage or recycling has not been picked up

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

  • through June 30, 2018 - call Advanced Disposal at 630-587-8282
  • after July 1 - contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630-581-8650 or

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

Will my collection day change with the new company?

No. Collection days remain the same: Monday - east side of the river; Tuesday - west side of the river.

Stickers and Bags

What do I do with my old stickers/half-sized bags from Advanced Disposal?

Lakeshore will accept Advanced Disposal refuse/yard waste stickers and half-size refuse bags through July 31.

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.