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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.

Two Free Weeks of Yard Waste Collection

Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Notes

2 Weeks of Free Yard Waste Collection

To get a jump on spring yard clean up, during the weeks of March 18 & 25, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will pick up bagged yard waste on your normal refuse collection day for free - no sticker required.

Then, beginning April 1, regular yard waste collection will begin and stickers will be required.

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.

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