Leaf Collection Program

UPDATE - 11/13/19

Due to the extreme cold temperatures that the area has experienced this week, the City’s curbside leaf program has been temporarily suspended for Wednesday, November 13 through Thursday, November 14.  The unseasonably cold temperatures have frozen the piled leaves making them difficult to process through the vacuum equipment used in the collection process. 

The City’s contractor, Kramer Tree Specialists, will resume operations on Friday, November 15 and continue working on Saturday, November 16. 

2019 Leaf Collection Program

The City is committed to providing its residents with three leaf collection cycles.  The snowy, windy weather conditions that we have experienced for the last several weeks have slowed progress to date.  Currently, the City’s contractor, Kramer Tree Service, is working to complete the first collection cycle on the west side of the City and has begun the second collection on the east side of the City.  Forecasts for the week of November 11th have lows well below freezing each day.  This, combined with the precipitation we’ve experienced, will further impact production; however, we will continue to progress through the City in spite of the weather this week, to the extent that the equipment can function.  Again, the City is committed to providing residents with three collection cycles.  We appreciate your patience as we work with (or push through) Mother Nature to complete this program.

This program is funded by a portion of the fee collected on the utility bills of eligible homeowners. Check your utility bill or call Utility Billing at 630-377-4426 with questions about your eligibility for this program.

Pick up is unavailable for the following subdivisions/areas: 

  • Cumberland Green
  • Whittington Course, Royal Fox private streets, Dunham Place Commons, Delnor Townhomes,  Delnor Glen Drive
  • Townes of Fox Chase
  • Walnut Hill Townhomes
  • Viewpointe
  • Willowgate
  • Wildrose Springs Townhomes, Auburn Court, Benham Court, Oak Crest

Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide free bagged leaf/yard waste collection the month of December, through December 24 on your regular refuse collection day; this is in addition to regular City services. 

Please remember:

  • Leaf piles will not be picked up if obstructed by parked vehicles or other obstacles. The piles will be picked up on your next scheduled pick up when the obstruction is removed.
  • Please keep a distance of approximately 10’ between leaf piles and permanent structures, e.g., fire hydrants, trees, streetlight poles, etc.
  • Rake leaves in a row parallel to the street at least 1’ back from the curb and off the sidewalk.
  • Inclement weather or a large volume of leaves could alter the leaf pickup schedule. 
  • Pushing leaves into the street is a violation of Ordinance 12.04.170, punishable by a fine up to $500.00 for each offense.
  • Leaf piles will not kill grass although they may cause it to discolor.
  • Avoid raking foreign materials into leaf piles as these could damage equipment or cause injury to personnel.
  • Smaller truck will collect the leaves in the cul-de-sacs.      

      Any questions call Public Works at 630-377-4405 or email pw@stcharlesil.gov.

updated Nov 13, 2019

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