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Residential Refuse Collection & Disposal

12/25/18 & 1/1/19 Refuse collection will be delayed one day (Tuesday residents will get collected on Wednesday)

These services are for residents living within the city limits of St. Charles.

Curbside Refuse & Recycling Collection

  • Refuse Carts: Refuse carts are available for monthly rental and come in three sizes: 35-gallon, 65-gallon and 95-gallon
    • If you would like to change your existing cart size or begin using carts (vs.

America in Bloom - St. Charles is Sponsoring a Holiday Lights Recycling Program

Nov. 1, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2019

Do you have strings of holiday lights that don’t work, are hopelessly tangled, or are no longer wanted? Don’t throw them out where they’ll sit for years in a landfill—recycle them! America in Bloom - St. Charles, Elgin Recycling and the City of St. Charles have teamed up to offer a holiday lights recycling program to reduce the amount of lights that end up in landfills. Beginning November 1, St. Charles residents and businesses are welcome to drop off holiday lights (working or non-working) and electrical cords at convenient locations around town.

Be Sure to Enroll in the CodeRED Emergency Notification System

Kane County offers the CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Notification System. The system allows County officials to telephone targeted areas or the entire County if an emergency requires immediate action such as a boil water order, missing child alert or evacuation notice. CodeRED® is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour and delivers a recorded message.

Storm Sewers & Leaves Don't Mix

When preparing your leaves for collection, do not place the leaves on the street. This is a violation of a city code and residents may be subject to a fine up to $500! The public storm system plays a vital role in protecting our properties and roadways from flooding during rain events. The system’s ability to effectively convey storm water runoff during heavy rains can be compromised due to leaves and litter being washed down the street in a rain storm and plugging the grates and inlets.

City of St. Charles Street Rejuvenation Project Underway

30 Street Locations to Undergo Maintenance

The City of St. Charles Public Works Department began ‘rejuvenating’ streets at 30 locations across the City July 23. A map of the locations is at The roads will remain open during the process.

The rejuvenation process involves applying asphalt sealing liquid that helps keep water from penetrating the asphalt. Less water means less freeze/thaw damage, preventing future cracks and potholes.

Evening Citywide Mosquito Spray Scheduled for July 9

West Nile Positive Mosquito Identified in Trap

Clarke Environmental, the mosquito control vendor for the City of St. Charles, is conducting a citywide spray the evening of July 9, 2018. Clarke also will be spraying in surrounding communities.

Clarke recently identified a West Nile positive mosquito in one of their traps in St. Charles. This information, combined with additional trap data, and a review of recent weather patterns and forecasts prompted a communitywide spray.

We'll Share the Cost of a Parkway Tree

Deadline: Aug. 17, 2018

The City of St. Charles again is offering trees for planting in the City parkways through its "50/50 Parkway Tree Planting Program." Please contact the Public Works office to request a review of your parkway if you are interested in qualifying for this program.

All requests must have an approved parkway review before a tree order will be placed. Please do not send payment at this time.