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City Slates St. Charles Flood Debris Collection

Advanced Disposal crews will pick it up next week.

The city of St. Charles announced Wednesday it will provide a flood-debris collection for residents who suffered damage in last week’s flooding.

According to a release, the flood-debris collection will occur on regularly scheduled trash collection days next week — Monday April 29, Tuesday April 30 and Wednesday May 1. The work will be done by Advanced Disposal for city residents only. The city’s cost for the service is estimated at $60,000.

The city release states the items must be placed on the curb — not in the street — before 6 a.m. to ensure pickup. The city said it’s important residents have their trash out on time — once Advanced Disposal has passed through an area, it won’t come back, and then the resident is responsible for removing all materials.

The city also is asking residents not to place items out more than 48 hours before their assigned collection date.

For Flood Debris Only

The city’s release states this special collection is strictly for flood debris, and that Advanced Disposal and city staff will be monitoring debris materials to ensure it is flood-related.

There are restrictions. Items that will not be collected as part of the flood-debris collection include:

Electronics of any kind. An electronics recycling law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, prohibits any electronic items from being placed in a landfill. As an alternative, the City of St. Charles offers an electronics recycling container at the Public Works Facility, 1405 S. 7th Ave. For more information call 630-377-4405 or go online to the city website: http://www.stcharlesil.gov/green/recycling-and-waste.

Large home appliances (dehumidifiers, air conditioners, stoves, refrigerators, etc.).

Household hazardous waste (paints, solvents, auto fluids, pesticides, chemicals, etc.).

Devices containing mercury (thermostats, thermometers, etc.).

Fluorescent bulbs (both long and compact).

Liquids and gases.

Contractor construction debris (doors, windows, large amounts of lumber, masonry products, drywall, siding roofing materials).

Tires.

Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, brush, garden waste, rocks, sod).

Household refuse (debris normally collected weekly by Advanced Disposal).

Residents who want to keep garbage cans/containers used to hold flood debris should mark them with “Do not throw can away.” Once collected, the release states, they cannot be retrieved.

For more information about the flood-debris collection, contact the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405, or visit the city website www.stcharlesil.gov.

SOURCE: City of St. Charles

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