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Brush Collection

The next east side collection begins the week of Monday, September 14; west side begins the week of Monday, September 21. 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 more information about the program, including the 2015 schedule, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

Businesses Open During Construction
Please remember that no businesses are closed due to the Houston Street Project.  The Popcorn Depot, Open Range, Depot Museum, the Professional Building and all the businesses on Island Avenue are all easily accessible at all times, though you may find yourself waling just a bit further for a parking space. Please cross your fingers for continued good work weather. 

Houston Street Update

The following is a status update and work scheduled for the week of September 14:

  • Thorne Electric will continue to install conduits for street lighting. They have completed the installation of conduits and the ornamental light pole foundations on the north side of Houston between Water St. and Island Ave. (from the Depot to City Hall).  Thorne will continue to install  conduits on the north side of Houston St. west to Batavia Ave. before moving to the south side.  The street light foundations will be installed once the mainline curb is installed.
  • The storm sewer work is now completed and that contractor will be off the job until they are needed to do inlet adjustments with the mainline curb.
  • The irrigation contactor is on site and beginning to install sleeves between the planter islands.
  • The concrete contractor is planning to be on site Tuesday, September 15, to start the concrete planter islands.   We plan to have the curb and sidewalk completed on the east side of Island Ave. at the same time.
  • The removal of the remaining asphalt is planned for the week of September 21.  Once this is done, there is a small amount of underdrain to install before starting to work on the subgrade.

Exercise Caution with new Pedestrian-Crossing Flashing Lights  
We are excited about our new pedestrian-activated flashing lights that have been installed to help residents cross Batavia Ave. (Rt 31) and Washington St. (Rt 25.)  Vehicles are required to stop when the lights are flashing AND someone begins to cross.  Unfortunately, it will take some time for drivers to be more aware of these signs. We have had several incidents in which people pressed the button and immediately stepped into the street, assuming that drivers would recognize their duty to stop.  Pedestrians should always assess the situation before totally entering the street, including making sure the traffic in the inside lanes have recognized what is happening.  Pedestrians have a legal obligation to not walk from a sidewalk into the path of a moving vehicle which is close enough to cause a problem. It takes some time and distance for even a careful driver to stop.  

Please pass this along to all you know.  Statistics show it generally takes a month or so for everyone to learn the new environment.  The City will be installing additional signage for drivers prior to the flasher areas as well as warnings on the sidewalk side to those wanting to use them.  The City wants to make traveling across these state highways as safe as possible but it goes both ways. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. Thank you. 

Kane County Recycling Event

The Kane County Recycles Event on Saturday 9/12/15, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon), will be held at 540 S Randall in St. Charles. Please do not arrive early. This event is for residents only - NO BUSINESSES!

Recycle ELECTRONICS like computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, televisions (any size or age), stereos, cell phones, microwaves, Christmas lights, and more. We unload for you! A complete list of accepted items, and more information can be found here.

We take BOOKS of any age and condition for reuse or recycling.

Liquid LATEX PAINT is the only item that has a recycling fee* per container, payable by the resident with cash or check. It is $2 per quart, $3.50 per gallon, and $10 per 5-gallon bucket. Latex paint is non-toxic but difficult to dispose of normally because you have to dry it out before placing it in your landfill trash. However, it can be easily recycled into new products with no drying out necessary! No oil based product will be accepted.

Bring your confidential DOCUMENTS in paper bags or boxes. Limit is 4 boxes. This is for residents only. No documents from businesses please. More guidelines can be found here.

We do not accept hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators.

DEA Drug TakeBack Day - 9/26/15
The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at participating locations nationwide. These locations will be open to all residents.
There are currently 7 collection locations in Kane County registered for the event, as listed below. Please check the 
DEA website closer to the event day to see if additional locations have registered.

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.

Location: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841
Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)

2015 Dates
* Sept 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Oct 10 - electronics, books
* Nov 14 - electronics, books
* 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 has a new and interactive website! Check it out at 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.
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,

Keep in Touch!
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Batavia MainStreet
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