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Posted on: July 24, 2019

St. Charles County to Pick Up Flood Debris Week of Aug. 12 (Info Updated Aug. 8)

UPDATED Aug. 8, 2019:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, DRC Emergency Services will start picking up household debris, major appliances and vegetation from flood-damaged homes in unincorporated St. Charles County and West Alton. Debris must be separated into these three categories and placed for pickup by that date, or it will not be picked up. 

An additional pickup will occur in August after the first is completed; the date will be determined and announced after completion of the first pickup. St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management will inform the levee district, fire district and West Alton City Hall about the start date for the additional pickup, as well as post it on the St. Charles County Regional Management Facebook page, County Facebook page and at

Residents in Portage des Sioux should contact their city hall for information about debris pickup.

Residents need to follow these instructions:

  1. Separate household debris, major appliances (water heaters, furnaces, condensers and other household appliances) and vegetation into three different pickup piles. 
  2. Household hazardous waste (chemicals, paint, motor oil, cleaning supplies, pesticides, etc.) will not be picked up. These products need to be taken to the St. Charles County Recycle Works locations or another recycling center that takes hazardous waste. More information about Household Hazardous Waste.
  3. All debris, appliances and vegetation must be placed curbside on the public right-of-way. Collectors will not pick up debris from private property. Items must be properly sorted and placed before removal; please do not block public streets.
  4. Any debris not curbside on the public right-of-way by the pickup date will be the owner’s responsibility to remove.

Residents who have further questions should call St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management at 636-949-3023.