Fox River Cleanup May 20 2017
Help clean up the banks and water of the Fox River
Plastic debris along the Fox
Plastic, metal, paper and other debris often clutter the banks of the Fox River

The Fox River in Batavia needs you! Spring River Cleanup May 20th

The Fox River is a scenic natural resource. An annual cleanup keeps the river and its banks clean and attractive. 

Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) is co-sponsoring a clean-up along the Fox River in Batavia with the City of Batavia.  Everyone will meet at the Blackard Skate & Bike Park 411 S. River St. Batavia at 9AM on May 20th.  
FOFR encourages everyone to bring their own garbage bags and gloves (we’ll have extras in case you forget!).  We’ll also provide snacks and water.  Sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended.  All participants must sign a waiver and volunteers under 18 will require a parental signature.  For more information, contact Gary Swick, Friends of the Fox River at or visit the Friends of the Fox website ( ).  See you there!
Be a steward to the Fox River and surrounding land that flows through our town.
Thank you Batavia!

Reycling old TVs
Old televisions and other electronics have dangerous materials that need to be recycling correctly. 

Electronics Recycling May 13
Kane County Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kane County Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 13, 2017
The next Kane County Recycles Event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, at 540 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles. At the upcoming event, residents can recycle BOOKS of any age and condition and ELECTRONICS such as computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, stereos, cell phones, microwaves, and more. 

Televisions (any size or age) and monitors are also accepted, but there is a cost.  The fee will be $25 for screens under 21” (measured diagonally) and $35 for screens 21” and over. Fees may be paid online in advance or onsite by exact cash or card. It is recommended that you pay online in advance if possible and bring your receipt to any drop-off or the collection event. Unloading assistance is provided.  A complete list of accepted items and more information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.  Hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators are not accepted. 

Volunteers are needed for the Electronics Recycling Event on May 13 to help unload electronics and will need to be able to lift 25 pounds or so. Volunteer hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be a pizza lunch provided for all volunteers after the event.  Kids under 17 are welcome to volunteer but must have an adult accompanying them and both will need to sign a waiver form.

In addition, the Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county.  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 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size (see above). Pay online in advance (use link above) or pay at site with cash or card only. 

City of Batavia Facebook Page

City of Batavia Facebook Page

We post updates on transportation changes, road and construction projects, road closures, electrical work and city events at the City of Batavia Facebook page. 

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Summer GIS/GPS Internship opportunity closes May 12. 
GIS/GPS Summer Intern

For other City job opportunities. Please see our current list of employment opportunities 

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Living Well Cancer Resource Center Bridge Walk May 13

Name: LivingWell Cancer Resource Center - Bridge Walkl 
Date: May 13, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT 
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center is holding its 12th Annual Bridge Walk on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, The event starts on the west side of Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, at 8:00 a.m., loops to the east side down to the Peace Bridge in Batavia and follows the west side trail back to the preserve. 

This event welcomes people of all ages to come together in a 5K walk along the Fox River to raise money and awareness for LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. Pets and strollers are welcome! Interested individuals are invited to create teams of friends, families, neighbors and co-workers in a celebration that raises money critical to helping support LivingWell Cancer Resource Center programs and services. Participants will enjoy food, refreshments and entertainment.
Bundled and binned yard waste
Prepare yard waste according to city regulations

It's yard waste and brush collection time in Batavia!

Spring Schedule for Yard Waste and Brush Collection

Yard waste collection is done on residents’ regular refuse collection day.  Please see the Yard Waste information page for details about the program.   

Brush collection starts the week of Monday, May 8, for eastside residents; and the week of Monday, May 15, for westside residents. 

Please be sure to have your brush out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of the scheduled week.  Residents are asked to store their brush outside the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  The complete 2017 schedule and information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page.  If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 

Parkway trees

Parkway Tree Program greens up the streets of Batavia

The City of Batavia offers a cost-sharing program for residents to purchase parkway trees.  Please visit the City’s website for details about the program.

May is a great time of year to start an exercise program. 
Batavia Chamber

Batavia Chamber upcoming events

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce event calendar is a great way to keep up with business and civic events. If you’re looking for a reputable local business to serve your needs, check out our Business Directory.  You can also follow us on Facebook!

Please click here for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news. If you’re looking for a reputable local business to serve your needs, check out our Business Directory.  You can also follow us on Facebook!
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City of Batavia Bicycle commission

Batavia Bicycle Commission

Thanks much to the efforts of the Batavia Bicycle Commission, the City of Batavia has earned the designation of a Bronze Level Bike Friendly Community in 2017.

The City of Batavia Bicycle Plan was written and approved by the City Council in 2007. 

In 2013, the City of Batavia was originally designated as a Bike Friendly Community (bronze level) by the 
League of American Bicyclists.  Currently only 6 communities in Illinois are designated as Bike Friendly Communities. For more information about Batavia's designation, read the October 13, 2013 League of American Bicyclists' press release below:


BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out here. 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 - 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.

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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Before you go...

The Batavia Neighbors publication contains information from our community partners at the park district, schools and more. It arrived by mail this week. We encourage you to sit outside with your favorite beverage to pore through the news and calendar of events it contains. 

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