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.
The St. Charles Park District, in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, recognizes local organizations and businesses for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of parks and recreation with the annual Community Service Awards.
The City of St. Charles practices and promotes a number of environmentally conscious programs and initiatives both in house and within the City. Some of these GREEN programs have been around for a number of years. Here are some of the ways City officials and City staff are promoting environmentally friendly practices:
OUTSIDE THE HOUSE
Native Plants, Butterfly and Rain Gardens
The Conservation Foundation's Conservation@Home is a homeowner education and watershed protection program that encourages and recognizes property owners that protect and/or create yards that are environmentally friendly and conserve water.