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St. Charles to offer flood debris collection

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles will provide flood debris collection for residents with flood damaged materials next week, the city announced Wednesday.

The collection will occur on the regularly scheduled refuse collection days the week of April 28 – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – by Advanced Disposal.

It is for city residents and flood debris only. Advanced Disposal and city staff will monitor debris materials to ensure they are flood related.

St. Charles is providing the service at an estimated cost of $60,000.

Items must be placed on the curb and not in the street before 6 a.m. to ensure pickup. Once Advanced Disposal has passed through an area it will not return, and residents will then be responsible for removing all materials.

Do not place items out more than 48 hours before the assigned collection date.

These items are prohibited from the collection:

• Electronics of any kind. State law prohibits any electronic items from being placed in a landfill. As an alternative, the city offers an electronics recycling container at its public works facility, 1405 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles.

• Large home appliances, including dehumidifiers, air conditioners, stoves and refrigerators.

• Household hazardous waste, such as paints, solvents, auto fluids, pesticides and chemicals.

• Devices containing mercury, including thermostats and thermometers.

• Fluorescent bulbs, both long and compact.

• Liquids and gases.

• Contractor construction debris, such as doors, windows, large amounts of lumber, masonry products, drywall and siding roofing materials.

• Tires.

• Yard waste.

• Household refuse, debris normally collected weekly by Advanced Disposal.

Mark garbage cans or containers with “Do not throw can away” if you want to keep cans containing flood debris. They cannot be retrieved once they have been collected.

Contact the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 or visit www.stcharlesil.gov for information.

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