Reminder: City of St. Charles Final Leaf Collection for 2011
There is only one remaining leaf pick up date for residents to capture those last few leaves before the winter weather arrives in St. Charles. The schedule for the final leaf collection is as follows:
East Side of the River
- South of Main St. – Nov. 28
- North of Main St. – Nov. 29
West Side of the River
- South of Main St. – Nov. 30
- North of Main St. – Dec. 1
Eligible participants are reminded to place their leaves on the parkway by 6:30 a.m. on their scheduled day. Leaves also can be placed in yardwaste bags, which will be collected on the normal refuse collection days through Nov. 30.
The City of St. Charles has approximately 100,000 trees, of which 80,000 are private trees. The leaf pick up program began this year on October 26, with all areas of the City receiving four collections throughout the season. In addition to the variety of ways the city uses to get the word out about program details, residents can always find information on City’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov.
There are numerous alternatives for discarding leaves:
- Mulch fallen leaves with the lawn mower. But be sure the mulched leaf material is not excessive. It should blend nicely with the turf and not accumulate so much that it suffocates the grass.
- Start a compost pile; other amendments will need to be added as leaves on their own won’t make compost.
- Place in flower and plant beds as a soil amendment/conditioner.
For more details on the leaf collection program visit the City’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov/services/leaf or call the Public Works office at 630-377-4405 with questions.
About the City of St. Charles
Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine.