Environmental Division

PLEASE NOTE: Effective July 20, 2020, the Department of Public Health office at 1650 Boones Lick Road will close for several months to enable building improvements. The department is now operating at a temporary facility, located at 1551 Wall St., in St. Charles. For assistance with department programs, please call 636-949-7400 or utilize online services.

Thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 Latest News

6.1.20: Both Recycle Works Central and Recycle Works West will reopen with full services on Monday, June 1, 2020.

3.25.20: The Environmental Division is closed to the public. Staff remains readily accessible by phone. For assistance with division programs online, click here for a full list and links. Stay healthy and safe, and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Division of Environmental Health and Protection lobbyThe Division of Environmental Health and Protection monitors organizations that affect the health and safety of consumers and works to preserve, protect and promote our community's natural resources. In collaboration with local, state and federal agencies, the division:

  • Partners with food preparation facilities, local lodging establishments, day care centers, body art studios, solid waste management, public swimming and fitness centers and tanning businesses to ensure safe practices.
  • Consults with businesses in these regulated industries to review and investigate consumer complaints and to institute corrective actions for public hazards in the marketplace.
  • Provides appropriate treatment to reduce health risks from disease-carrying insects and other creatures.
  • Processes a wide variety of recyclable materials at little or no cost to residents.
  • Monitors the quality and availability of natural resources.

Please use our online portal to Submit a Complaint or call the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at 636-949-1800 if you have concerns with any of the issues listed above. Although the division may not have direct oversight over the issue, we will direct you to the appropriate agency whenever possible.

Food Safety

  1. food
    Consultation and routine inspection of area food service providers... More

Mosquito Control

  1. mosquito
    Taking steps to "Block the Bite" of nuisance mosquitoes... More


  1. recycling
    Collecting and processing recyclables for St. Charles County residents... More

Education Classes

  1. Classes
    Training and programs for service providers and the community... More


  1. Lodging
    License and review of St. Charles County lodging establishments... More

Consumer Safety

Natural Resources

  1. Air and Water
    Monitoring the air and testing water quality in our community.

Licenses & Reports

  1. Licenses and Reports
    Apply for or renew a provider license or review recent inspections.