CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

2017 Christmas Tree Pickup

As part of the City of Batavia’s refuse contract, Advanced Disposal will be picking up live Christmas trees on residents’ regular collection dates.  Residents do not have to use a sticker for Christmas tree removal on these dates only.  After these dates, residents should attach a refuse sticker to the tree and place it at the curb on their regular collection date.  All materials such as plastic bags, ornaments, lights, nails, etc. should be removed from the trees.  Live wreaths and garland should be placed in your regular refuse.  Please use the following schedule:
 
South Side (Wilson to the south between Kirk/Randall):
Wed., Jan. 11
 
North Side (north of Wilson to Fabyan between Kirk/Randall): 
Thurs., Jan. 12
 
Far West Side (Randall west to City limits):
Fri., Jan. 13 

A Tip from the Batavia Environmental Commission

Although spreading salt on sidewalks and driveways can be necessary at times, over-salting can be harmful to your grass and gardens, and even pets. The best way to ensure clear sidewalks is by removing snow as soon as possible after it accumulates.
If you still need to apply something to help, consider using sand or a product that meets the EPA Safer Choice standard (list available at https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/products…).

Locally (from the above list) you can find Safe Step 6300 and Safe Step Sure Paws at both Home Depot and Ace Hardware

Kane County Electronics Recycling Program

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county, as well as one-day collection events in St. Charles.  Please visit the Kane County Recycles webpage for information about drop off locations, upcoming collection events, acceptable/unacceptable electronics items, and costs/payment options.  

The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.  Sites will be closed on Monday, January 2, and Monday, January 16.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size. 


The Batavia Environmental Commission is looking for businesses and groups to sponsor and participate at Green Night Out at the Movies

Green Night Out at the Movies 2017- “Wisdom to Survive”
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Expo: 6pm,  Presentation/Movie:  7pm
City Hall Council Chambers
 
For More information about the Event Go to:  the BEC Facebook Event Page
Title Sponsorship -  $250 (1 available) -Your business or group helps underwrite the cost of the screening and will have your business name or logo prominently displayed on all print materials, electronic mailings and social media as Title Sponsor.
Sponsor - $50 -Your business or group’s name or logo on promotional materials and a table for exhibiting at Green Night Out at the Movies.
Exhibitor - $25 -We will provide you table space at the event that you can use to promote your business or group
 
Click Here to register online.  Payments need to be sent separately.  Deadline for registration and payments is Friday, January 13, 2017. 
For more information contact Carolyn Burnham at Carolyn@BurnhamCreativeGroup.com


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/2i8xqgz

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 athttp://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.

·  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 atwww.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. 

Comments or questions on this newsletter?  Forward them to newsletter@cityofbatavia.net

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