Curbside Recycling

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Effective March 23, 2020, Advanced Disposal implementing the following changes to its collection service:

· All trash/refuse and recycling must be placed in the company designated cart or a can with handles ONLY if you do not have a cart. Loose items outside of the container will not be collected. 

· All bulky item pickup/collection is suspended until further notice. 

· At this time, yard waste service is unaffected by the changes; however, we do anticipate potential changes to this program as well. 

· If you utilize the sticker program, we will continue to pick up items that are bagged. We anticipate that this may change as well. If possible, please place these items in a container and place the sticker on the handle of the container.

The City of Batavia’s website has an up-to-date listing of the various locations where stickers are currently available.  Advanced Disposal (630-587-8282) is now taking orders by phone for stickers and half bags (M-F, 8-5) and mailing items to residents (payment through credit and debit cards only).


City of Batavia residents are encouraged to participate in the curbside recycling program. Items listed may be mixed together in the same recycling cart; they will be sorted later at the recycling facility. Recycling items are picked up on the same day as refuse and garbage. If you have any questions on curbside recycling, please call Advanced Disposal at 630-587-8282.

Kane County Recycles has created a quick reference sheet of guidelines to help guide residents with recycling various items.

Accepted Items

You can put the following items loose your curbside recycling cart (not in a plastic bag).


  • #7 plastic resin narrow neck containers only
  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum cans, trays, and foil (trays and foil must be cleaned)
  • Aseptic packaging and gable top containers (milk and juice cartons)
  • Glass bottles and jars: clear, brown, and green (no window or auto glass, dinnerware, or ceramics)
  • HDPD detergent and fabric softener containers (#2 colored plastic resin)
  • HDPE milk, water, and juice jugs (#2 clear plastic resin)
  • LDPE grocery containers (#4 plastic resin) such as margarine tubs, frozen desert cups, 6-pack rings, etc.
  • Paint cans (empty)
  • PET soda, water, and flavored beverage bottles (#1 clear and green plastic resin)
  • Plastic buckets such as kitty litter containers (5-gal. size maximum - no metal handles)
  • PP grocery containers (#5 plastic resin) such as yogurt cups, cottage cheese containers, narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles, etc.)
  • PVC narrow neck containers only (#3 plastic resin) such as health and beauty products and household cleaners
  • Steel cans and tins

All containers must be emptied and rinsed clean so they are not contaminated and are usable in the recycling industry. Lids and caps may be placed back onto the container after rinsing or placed in recycling bin.

Paper Fiber

  • Cardboard (no waxed cardboard – all must be flattened and cut to 36 inches x 36 inches)
  • Carrier stock (soda and beer can carrying cases)
  • Chipboard (cereal, cake and food mix boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes, etc.)
  • Junk mail and envelopes (no plastic cards, stick on labels, or unused stamps)
  • Kraft (brown paper) bags
  • Magazines, catalogs, and telephone books
  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • Office, computer, notebook (no metal clips, spirals, or binders)
  • Paperback books (no hardcover books)
  • Pizza boxes (outer, clean box only)

Items Not Accepted for Curbside Recycling & Alternate Options

  • Containers from motor oil, insecticide, herbicide, or hazardous chemicals (these items are considered hazardous waste)
  • Plastic bags and plastic film wrap (reuse or may be taken to grocery stores, Target, or Walmart)
  • Shredded paper (save for shred event or tear off confidential portion and recycle the rest of the sheet whole)
  • Frozen food boxes and trays
  • Black plastic of any kind or flat plastic lids
  • Paper, plastic, or foam cups; lids and straws
  • Plastic tarps
  • Expanded foam and clear polystyrene #6 (Styrofoam)
  • Packing peanuts cannot be recycled and should be placed in your regular trash
    • Clean styrofoam only (foam #6 PS) may be dropped off anytime at Dart Container, 310 Evergreen Drive in North Aurora; look for their outside collection bin (packing peanuts are not accepted)
  • Paint
  • Unwanted medications (accepted at Batavia Police Department)
  • Waste oil: 3 local service stations:
    • Batavia Citgo, 27 N Batavia Avenue ($1/gallon)
    • Batavia Firestone, 351 S Randall Road (no charge)
    • Park & Sons Auto Repair, 403 E Wilson Street (no charge)
  • Batteries
    • Household batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, and nickel-cadmium rechargeable) may be dropped off for recycling Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Batavia Public Works Facility, 200 N Raddant Road. Please go to the office entrance on west side of building and deposit batteries in the appropriate container in the vestibule area. Hearing aid, watch, and car batteries are not accepted at Public Works.
    • Auto batteries: 3 local service stations:
      • Batavia Citgo, 27 N Batavia Avenue (no charge)
      • Batavia Firestone, 351 S Randall Road (no charge)
      • Park & Sons Auto Repair, 403 E Wilson Street (no charge)