St. Charles Community Clean-Up Day (formerly known as Spring Clean-Up)

The St. Charles Community Clean-Up Day (formerly known as the Spring Clean Up Program) offers residents the opportunity to place unwanted items at the curb for pick up. The program is for residents within City of St. Charles limits only and is offered every two years, pending City Council approval. In a year when no Community Clean Up is offered, consider participating in the St. Charles Park District’s Community Garage Sale, which usually is held in April. For more information, visit The Kane County Recycles website also has options for disposing or recycling items at


The St. Charles Community Clean-Up Day (formerly known as the Spring Clean Up Program) is scheduled to take place on April 27 for the East side of the City and May 4 for the West side of the City. 

Lakeshore Recycling Systems will pick up items which must be placed on the curb (not in the street) before 7:00 a.m. to ensure pickup. Once collection crews have passed through an area, they will not come back. Also, please do not place items out more than 48 hours before the collection. 

If you would like to keep containers used to hold items, mark them "Do not throw can away". They cannot be retrieved once collected. Rugs and carpet should be rolled, taped/tied and cut into segments. 

Prohibited from St. Charles Community Clean Up Program (these items will not be collected): 

  • Any items weighing more than 50 lbs.
  • Any items larger than 5 feet in length
  • Electronics
  • Large Home appliances
  • Loose batteries
  • Household hazardous waste (paints, solvents, auto fluids, pesticides, etc.)
  • Devices containing mercury (thermostats, thermometers, etc.)
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Liquids and gases (no propane tanks, fire extinguishers)
  • Contractor construction debris (doors, windows, large amounts of lumber, masonry products, drywall, siding, roofing)
  • Tires
  • Yard Waste (grass, leaves, brush, garden waste, rocks)
  • Household refuse normally collected each week 

Fore more information about St. Charles Community Clean Up, contact the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 or

This information will also be in the April City newsletter

updated Apr 26, 2024