CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

Advanced Disposal Refuse Collection

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, regular collection dates on Thursday or Friday will be pushed back one day. 


Brush Collection

The final brush collection of the year will begin on Monday, November 30, for both sides of town.  Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday.  For more information about the program, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

2015 Residential Leaf Collection Program
The completion of the last leaf collection for the east side of town was put on hold last Friday, November 20, so crews could prepare our trucks and equipment for the snow storm that occurred on Saturday.  There is a small area shown on our Leaf Collection Progress Map that has not yet been completed.  These streets are visible in orange if we haven’t started them or yellow if we have started but they are incomplete.  All areas shown in green have been completed.  The third and final leaf collection for the west side that was tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, November 23, was put on hold.  If temperatures rebound around Thanksgiving and melt the snow, we plan to make an effort  to work on leaf collection for the remaining east side streets and then go back to the west side during the week of November 30, but this is not guaranteed or definite.  Resuming the leaf collection will also depend upon whether or not there is additional winter precipitation.  As part of our program, yard waste bags containing leaves only will be collected by Advanced Disposal without stickers on your regularly scheduled refuse collection dates during the month of December; stickers for yard waste will still be required through November 30.  Please refer to the City’s website for details about alternate measures that can be used to dispose of your leaves.  We will also be posting an update on the website next Monday regarding the status of leaf collection.  Please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400 with any questions.  City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The Fox and the Turkey Races

Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 7:00am – 10:30am.

The Fox and Turkey Races will be held Thanksgiving morning, which will require Houston St. to be closed to vehicle traffic from N. Island Ave to Rte. 31 in the downtown business district. This is an “open road” race with approx. 2400 runners registered for this event. The race will have a youth 1 mile run that starts at 7:30 a.m. and an adult 4 mile run that starts 8:15 a.m. Runners will start on Houston St. / Island Ave. running Westbound across Rte. 31 (N. Batavia Ave.)

Police Officers will stop vehicle traffic intermittently to allow runners safe passage across Rte.31/Houston St. Runners will continue into the residential areas of the Northwest quadrant of the City, to include crossing McKee St. and N. Van Nortwick Ave. a various points.

Expect increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the downtown business district during this event. Motorists please use caution and be on the lookout for runners during these time frames, especially at the intersection of Rte.31 (N. Batavia Ave.) and Houston St.

Batavia Chamber

Please click on the link below for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news.
http://conta.cc/1XcAIi8

Winter Break for Kane County Recycling
Due to logistical difficulties and health risks associated with operating an outdoor event in extreme weather, there will not be collection events during the winter months starting in 2016. Please see the webpage for more details.

Recycling events are FOR KANE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
Location: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841
Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)

2015 Dates
* Dec 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee). 

2016 Dates
* Jan - No event, winter break
* Feb - No event, winter break
* Mar - No event, winter break
* Apr 9 - electronics, books
* May 14 - electronics, books
* Jun 11 - Annual EXTRAVAGANZA
* Jul 9 - electronics, books
* Aug 13 - electronics, books
* Sept 10 - electronics, books
* Oct 8 - electronics, books
* Nov 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Dec - No event, winter break


Batavia MainStreet & Batavia Bike Commission
Batavia Bike Commission & Main Street have started a project to encourage businesses to be bicycle friendly. To see more information click here.

Kane County Projects
Click here to visit the Kane County Department of Transportation website to see all of the projects they are completing in the Batavia area this year.

Local Links
Click here to visit the City's website for useful links in and around our community.

BATV
BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out at http://mybatv.com. Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.
· 
City Council Meetings - Did you know that BATV tapes all of the City Council meetings? Watch for information discussed and approved through Batavia's City Council.
· 
It's News to Me - Highlights of current news surrounding our community.
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Viewpoint - In-depth panel discussions to educate residents on hot topics surrounding our community.
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Out on the Town - Take a ride with Jeff and Joi as they experience local restaurants and entertainment venues. 

City Newsletter
The City has joined other Batavia government organizations in the publishing of a bi-monthly magazine called Neighbors of Batavia. You may find articles and other information at that publications’ website,

www.KaneNeighbors.com

Keep in Touch!
Don't forget to keep in touch with things going on at the City at www.CityofBatavia.net and our Facebook page. 

Batavia MainStreet
Join MainStreet as we work together as a community to plan for, preserve and promote downtown Batavia.  Click here to learn more about Batavia MainStreet, upcoming events and latest news. 

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