CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS


Brush Collection Resumes in May 

Brush collection will resume the week of Monday, May 9, for east side residents and the week of Monday, May 16, for west side residents. Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week but no sooner than the weekend before that. For the more information about the program, including the 2016 schedule, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

Yard Waste Collection Resumes in April  

The yard waste collection season resumes in April. Please visit the City’s website for more details about the yard waste collection program.  

Deerpath Road Bridge

Construction for replacement of the bridge is underway.  The contractor has displayed two changeable message boards on Main Street prior to reaching Deerpath Road that the road is closed and to alert drivers to follow the posted detour route.  A few more utilities are being relocated prior to the bridge construction fully starting.  The road closure will be for the duration of the project and as of now we are anticipating the road being closed until September 2016.  This is weather pending as well as dependent on the utility contractors. 
 
The City appreciates your cooperation during this project. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Public Works Engineering project manager, Andrea Podraza either via apodraza@cityofbatavia.net or (630) 454-2757. 
 
Weekly updated information will be available on the project website: http://www.cityofbatavia.net/341/Deerpath-Road-Bridge-Improvements  or www.cityofbatavia.net/projects


Next Kane County Electronics Recycling Event Is Saturday, May 14

The next Kane County Recycles Event will be held on Saturday, May 14, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles. At this event, residents can recycle electronics including televisions and books.  Please note that the list of accepted items is now limited to those electronics items that are banned from landfills; other electronics items should be put in residents’ regular trash (not recycling).  At the Electronics Recycling Events, residents can recycle up to 3 TVs per car of any type, size, or age. Large loads of TVs will not be accepted.  The monthly Electronics Recycling Events are for Kane County residents only. Businesses, institutions, schools, and non-profits may not use this event, and should instead contract for recycling services from a certified electronics recycler.
 
The weekday electronics drop-off sites in St. Charles and West Dundee are now closed.  Here are links to articles about the latest developments in electronics recycling and disposal: Illinois’ Electronics Recycling Struggles Affect Kane County & Where to Recycle Your Big Old TVs Today
 
Residents can visit the Kane County Recycling website for current options. If you have any questions, please contact the Kane County Recycling Coordinator at 630-208-3841.

Annual Rain Barrel Sale

It’s that time of year again, the City of Batavia is partnering up with The Conservation Foundation to bring you our Annual Rain Barrel Sale.  Ordering your rain barrel is simple, you can order right now by following this link. Online orders can be placed until April 27, 2016.  The Conservation Foundation sells 4 different colors of plastic rain barrels:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Terra Cotta 
  • Blue

The Rain Barrels start at $60 and for $5 more you can have your barrel delivered to your home, otherwise pick up is Saturday April 30th from 9am to 11am at the Skate Park at 411 S. River Street.  

Kane County Recycles 2016-17 Green Guide Is Online and Ready to Download!

The new Kane County Recycles Green Guide is now online for you to download!
The annual Kane County Recycles Green Guide is published each April, in celebration of Earth Day, April 22. The guide is full of information on everything you can recycle in Kane County and when and where.
It’s still always a good idea to refer to the Kane County Recycles website for the most updated information, especially after November of each year when the printed copy is becoming outdated.
The Green Guide is no longer distributed in the newspapers, so you can obtain a copy or copies in these ways:
(1) Download a Printable PDF here!
(2) Get on the E-mail List!
Sign up on the e-mail list to receive an electronic copy direct to your inbox each spring. Note: If you sign up now, you will not receive a copy until next year when the guide comes out. If you want the current guide, download it directly from the link below.
(3) Get on the Paper Copy Mailing List!
E-mail the Kane County Recycling Coordinator, at recycle@countyofkane.org to get on the mailing list to receive a copy (or a number of copies) each year in April, mailed directly to your home or business. Include your full name, full address, and how many copies you would like each year.
(4) Pick Up a Paper Copy!
You can pick up a hard copy of the 2016-17 Green Guide at ...

  • Public locations throughout the county. If you would like to be a pick up point for the guide, let us know. We can deliver quantities to you directly.
  • Recycling events from 8 a.m. to noon, on the second Saturday of each month, from April through November, at 540 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174.
  • Our Recycling Office located in the Kane County Government Center, Building A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134. First floor, south end of hall, Room # 109.


Save the Date for Upcoming Spring Events

May 19th – Truck Tales at the Batavia Public Library for elementary aged children
May 21st – Fox River Clean Up

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/20IdtdW

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.


Batavia Bicycle Commission
For additional information about the Batavia Bicycle Commission, please click here.

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.
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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.

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
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