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.
Please Note: Curbside Collection of Bulk Items Suspended
Begining March 23, 2020, Lakeshore Recycling Systems has suspended the pickup of all bulk items. This means no collection of bulk items like mattresses, furniture, appliances and other large items. This will include large items that don't fit in a bag, can or cart. For more information contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems at 630.581.8650 or email StCharles@LRSrecycles.com
With spring comes spring cleaning. That usually prompts a call to us asking, “When is the City’s Spring Clean up Program?”
The Spring Clean up Program for St. Charles residents occurs every other year, pending City Council approval. We held the program last year. So 2020 is the earliest it would be offered again.
If you can’t wait until then to get rid of your stuff, we’ve assembled a list of places where you can repurpose, recycle and dispose of it:
The City Wide Garage Sale
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.