The City’s refuse contractor collects and transports residential recyclables to recycling facilities. These items are accepted for recycling.
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.
These services are for residents living within the city limits of St. Charles
City of St. Charles residents may select between two program options for garbage collection. Program options include a refuse sticker program and a refuse subscription program. For more information on the program(s) offered, please read below.
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
When scheduled collection falls on one of these holidays, collections are delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.
Containers, Bags and Stickers - Pricing
Pricing effective July 1, 2023.
If you would like to change your existing cart size or begin using carts (vs. stickers), contact Lakeshore Recycling at 630.581.8650 or StCharles@LRSrecycles.com. Please note: A $25 container exchange/delivery fee will apply from Lakeshore.