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New trash, recycling pickup days for St. Charles residents

Published: Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Beginning next month, some St. Charles residents must place their refuse, recycling and yard waste by the curb earlier in the week.

Advanced Disposal, the collection contractor for St. Charles, is consolidating the city’s collection schedule to two days, down from three, according to a city news release.

Wednesday collection will be on Tuesdays, and Tuesday collection will be on Mondays, starting July 1. Monday collection will not change.

Residents should have received postcards from Advanced Disposal, formerly Veolia, about the new schedule, which is part of St. Charles’ new five-year contract with the company.

“Benefits to the city include greater efficiency of collection, improved appearance because of fewer days for waste to be out in neighborhoods and reduced trips for large, heavy garbage trucks traveling on city streets,” John Lamb, environmental services manager, said in the release.

Refuse and recycling should be placed on the street for collection no earlier than 7 p.m. the day before the scheduled pickup.

Empty containers should be removed from the curb no later than 7 p.m. on collection day.

This should help minimize blowing garbage and cans on streets and around neighborhoods.

Questions about pickup should be directed to Advanced Disposal at 630-587-8282 or the city’s Public Works Department at 630-377-4405.

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