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Garbage and Refuse

Other Recycling and Waste

Here you can find some local resources for recycling items not included in the City’s refuse contractor-sponsored recycling program. Local programs exist to recycle polystyrene, styrofoam, light bulbs, electronics including televisions, books, motor oil, batteries, and household hazardous waste, and dispose of medical waste and medications.

Commercial Refuse Collection

The City does not contract for collection of commercial refuse. Commercial refuse and recycling services are available through a number of licensed vendors with which businesses may contract independently.

Following is a complete and current list of licensed vendors. Please call the Public Works Office at 377-4405 or email pw@stcharlesil.gov with questions or for more information.

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.

Lakeshore Refuse & Recycling Information

As of September 10, Lakeshore Recycling Systems has sent out its initial bills for waste services to the residents of St. Charles.  These invoices will be for the months of July, August and September.  The next round of bills will be sent out at some point in mid-November.  That will cover the months of October, November and December.  Beyond that, Lakeshore will begin billing at the start of each quarter. 

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