The city of St. Charles is encouraging residents and businesses to recycle holiday lights, starting in November.
America in Bloom St. Charles, Elgin Recycling and the city of St. Charles have teamed up to offer a holiday lights recycling program to reduce the amount of lights that end up in landfills.
Beginning Nov. 1, 2018, St. Charles residents and businesses may drop off unwanted, working or non-working, holiday lights and electrical cords at convenient locations around St. Charles.
Collection bins are inside the buildings listed below. Please deposit items in the designated bins only.
If a facility is closed, do not leave items anywhere outside the building.
St. Charles Public Works, 1405 S. 7th Avenue, St. Charles:
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Deposit lights inside the street-level lobby. There is no drop off when the gates are closed.
Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles:
- 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
- 5 p.m. Sunday
Hickory Knolls Discover Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
- 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
- noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main St., St. Charles
- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday though Saturday
Blue Goose Market, 300 S. 2nd St., St. Charles
- 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday though Sunday
Heinz Brothers Greenhouse Garden Center, 2010 E. Main St., St. Charles
- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Ace Hardware, 2650 E. Main St, St. Charles
- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
- 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
For more information, call the city of St. Charles Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Elgin Recycling is providing the bins and will donate any net proceeds from recycling the items to the America in Bloom – St. Charles effort.
About America in Bloom – St. Charles
America in Bloom – St. Charles is a collaborative effort between the City of St. Charles, St. Charles Park District, local organizations, and volunteers to improve St. Charles through landscaping, environmental, and heritage preservation initiatives.
The committee enters St. Charles in the America in Bloom national program each year. St. Charles took home top honors, winning its population category in 2017 and 2018. More at www.americainbloom.org