The Leclaire National Historic District is home to a wonderful, diverse set of residents – from the very young to the very old, both homeowners and renters, those who grew up a mile away or thousands of miles away. We pride ourselves on our welcoming spirit. If you’d like to get involved with Friends of Leclaire or if you’re just looking for information, you’ve come to the right place.
Friends of Leclaire Board Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the second floor meeting room of the Jay Hoffman Center at the N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College, located at 600 Troy Road. Friends of Leclaire is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1991. The Friends serve the residents of the Leclaire neighborhood by providing information, facilitating discussion, and working on Leclaire Park enhancements. Meetings provide opportunities to personally interact with the Alderman, as well as to meet and greet other residents of the community. Board members are present to provide updates and answer questions pertaining to neighborhood activities.
The famous Leclaire Parkfest occurs every third Sunday in October as a community festival and fundraiser for the Friends of Leclaire. The festival features live music, local food, and over 20 non profit vendors. The festival highlights the unique heritage of our neighborhood through displays and narrated tours. Find out more!
The Leclaire neighborhood is within Edwardsville's Ward 5, and our Alderman is William Krause. He is able to assist with navigating City services and a lot of other things as well. You can contact him through the City of Edwardsville, by phone at (618) 540-5950, at a FOL Board Meeting or often find him at his favorite local coffee shop, 222 Artisan Bakery.
Working on your home?
When you live in the Leclaire National Historic District, it’s best to know the rules before you order those new windows! The City of Edwardsville requires design review approval for all exterior building work prior to construction. Find more details on the City of Edwardsville's Historic Code and who to call here.
Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste, and Bulk Pickup
Allied Waste/Republic Services provides residential solid waste, yard waste and recycling collection in the City of Edwardsville. If you have any questions regarding solid waste collection services and collection schedules please call Allied Waste/Republic Services directly at 618-656-6883
You will be provided with a roll cart for street pickup. Trash bins are blue with a blue lid, recycle bins are blue with a yellow lid. Standard or traditional trash collection occurs on a weekly basis, the recycle containers (yellow lids) will be dumped every-other week. Set your trash and recycling out by 6:00 a.m. and remove carts from the curb at least 12 hours later.
Yard waste collection is on the same day as your regular trash pick up. This service provides collection of paper bags (no plastic bags) or trash cans of yard waste. Please mark trash cans with a large red “X” and bundle twigs/branches in four foot lengths. Yard waste collection will be collected year round.
Large items include white goods (such as refrigerators and dishwashers), furniture, mattress sets and large carpets (cut into 2ft by 4ft rolled bundles and secured with twine or tape). Glass portions of doors, windows, etc. should be broken and placed into a small box marked glass. ALL items must be placed at the curb by 6:00am for collection. Concrete, shingles and other construction debris are prohibited. ELECTRONIC WASTE, INCLUDING MONITORS and TELEVISIONS CANNOT BE COLLECTED. DO NOT set out loose trash or trash in cardboard boxes. Please bag and containerize. Large trash pickup occurs once in the Spring and then again in the Fall.
Get a New Tree
The Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission offers Edwardsville residents the opportunity to participate in the Edwardsville Tree Planting Program. This program allows property owners to be reimbursed one-half the cost (up to $75.00) of purchasing and planting an approved tree at their primary place of residence within the Edwardsville City Limits. The program is offered each year and continues as long as sufficient funds are available. For more information please contact the Edwardsville Department of Public Works at 200 East Park Street.
Changing Your Voter Registration
The Office of the Madison County Clerk handles all voter registrations. Look there to find the method most convenient for you.
The Edwardsville Community Unit School District is home to one of the best school districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area . You can find more information about the District, their middle schools, high school, open enrollment and registration processes, departments and more at the Edwardsville Public School's website.
The Edwardsville Public Library hosts many events and programs for children, teenagers and adults, and has meeting rooms available to the public. If you do not yet have a library card, bring a piece of mail or something proving your city residency with you when you go to sign up!
132 North Kansas
8:30AM to 5:30PM weekdays
Need to paint? Have a leaky faucet? Three hardware stores are located nearby.
Buhrmester Paint & Wallpaper
201 N 2nd St, Edwardsville, IL 62025
The Home Depot
2500 Troy Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62034
Lowe’s Home Improvement
159 Whistle Stop Dr, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Madison County Transit/Bus
We have so many public transportation options in Leclaire! You can always look up and plot your route at www.mct.org. The nearest MCT station is the Leclaire Junction Park and Ride at the intersection of Troy and Longfellow, under the Historic Water Tower.
One bus ride is $1.50, and a 2-hour regional pass is $3.00. You may take bicycles on the buses (place on the rack out on the front of the bus). Questions? Call MCT Information at 618-797-4600.