Christmas tree pickup

Christmas Tree Collection

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):
Thurs., Jan. 4
Wed., Jan. 10
North Side (north of Wilson to Fabyan between Kirk/Randall):  
Fri., Jan. 5
Thurs., Jan. 11
Far West Side (Randall west to City limits):
Sat., Jan. 6
Fri., Jan. 12

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Holiday Refuse Pickup Schedule

2017-18 Advanced Disposal Collection Schedule for Winter Holidays
Due to the holidays, collection will take place one day later the weeks of December 25, 2017, and January 1, 2018. 

Christmas Week

South:  Thurs., Dec. 28
North:  Fri., Dec. 29
Far West:  Sat., Dec. 30

New Years Week

South:  Thurs., Jan. 4
North:  Fri., Jan. 5
Far West:  Sat., Jan. 6 

Leaf collection

Leaves, Brush, and Yard Waste 

Residents with any remaining leaves can mulch them or place them in brown paper yard waste bags (no cans or plastic bags will be collected) and put the bags out on their refuse collection day without a sticker during December.  If bags are used, please keep the bags as dry as possible until they are put at the curb.  Loose leaf piles that are left at the curb can cause issues with storm sewers and snow plowing, so residents are asked to dispose of them properly.  


Yard waste collection is over for the season and will resume in April, 2018. Please see LEAF COLLECTION instructions above for leaf disposal. 


Brush collection is over for the season.  Any additional brush that residents may accumulate during the winter months should be stored outside the parkway until the brush collection season resumes in May, 2018.   

If you have any questions, please call 630-454-2400
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Batavia De-Icing Streets a better way

The use of liquid Anti-Icing is just another tool in our Winter Operations. Anti-Icing and Deicing are both practices that address the problem of snow and ice buildup on pavement. An important note: all solid deicers (salt) must turn into a brine solution in order to melt snow/ice. There are no chemical differences between a solid deicer (salt) and the same deicer in liquid form (salt brine). The difference is in time of application, the application process, and the results.

Anti-Icing 101 Video (Alaska):

Key points of Anti-Icing:

  1. Anti-Icing and Pre-Wet applications focuses on the City’s environmental benefits, sustainability and cost reductions of our overall winter operations.
  2. Anti-Icing and Pre-Wet applications will “buy us time” at the onset of emergency call-ins (frontend of the storm), which is crucial during snow events that begin during peak commute times.
  3. Anti-Icing and Pre-Wet applications will improve the “clean up efforts” (backend of the storm) by reducing the amount of salt up to 4x the amount needed to break the snow/ice bond to the pavement.
  4. Using both a pre-wet & Anti-Icing solution, we expect to see a 30% cost savings compared to using dry granular salt only applications. This is based on findings from the Salt Institute.
  5. Anti-Icing/Treated Salt (pre-wet) applications will reduce the amount of salt scatter as well as lower the temperature of salt effectiveness, therefore, less salt is needed, which will bring a reduction in corrosiveness to infrastructure and vehicles.


Anti-icing is intended to disrupt the bond that forms between ice particles and the pavement surface; this allows more response time to snow events and reduces the amount of salt otherwise required after the event to break the ic-road bond. Applying anti-icing liquids is sort of like spraying cooking oil to your frying pan, preventing your egg from sticking to the frying pan. In that same principal, preventing snow/ice from bonding to the pavement. Pre-wetting is the process of spraying granular salt with liquid ice melting chemicals before spreading the salt on the roadway. Pre-wetting the salt helps it cling to the road instead of bouncing off or being swept off by traffic. To be effective as a deicing agent, salt requires moisture. Pre-wetting provides the necessary moisture to dissolve the salt, releasing heat, and thereby melting the ice and snow, as well as breaking the ice-road bond.
Every winter storm is unique. The variables of precipitation type (sleet, wet snow or fluffy flakes), temperature (air and surface; dropping or rising), time of day (day, night, weekend and/or rush hour), wind speed and direction, event duration and post-storm weather prediction, all affect the manner and the type of tools needed for effective snow fighting.

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Where and when to pick up your Batavia-Opoly games

Batavia-Opoly Pick-Up Events

 Funway Entertainment Center (South of Wilson on Route 25) 

Thursday, December 21 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
Saturday, December 23 from 9 am to Noon

We are excited to announce that the Batavia-Opoly games are on their way to Batavia and will be arriving during the evening on Wednesday, December 20. Due to the urgency to get these games in to the hands of our community members before Christmas, we are hosting two pick-up dates/times Thursday and Saturday this week.

Starting on 12/3/17, the City of Batavia website will
undergo a security upgrade.

There will be enhanced login procedures to make our website more secure and better protect your personal information.

This change will affect the account you use to manage your subscriptions to notifications from the website, and our Utility Billing Online service.

If your password does not meet the criteria below when you log on, you will be prompted to log in with an email address and reset your password.

When you reset your password, you will receive a validation email from You will follow email prompts to set or reset your own password.  We recommend being proactive and updating your information prior to Dec 3rd.   Please be aware that the validation e-mail is not spam.

New Passwords Must:

  • Not match the four most recently used passwords
  • Contain characters from three of the following categories:
    • 1. Uppercase letters
    • 2. Lowercase letters
    • 3. Numbers
    • 4. Special characters (for example: !, $, #, %)
  • Be at least eight characters long

Additionally, passwords must be changed every 90 days going forward.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Howard Chason | City of Batavia
Information Systems Director



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See our Councilman in fine holiday attire at the December 18 City Council meeting

While the meeting was not filled with heavy topics or hot controversies, there were summaries of the Batavia Access Toy Drive and an interesting update about the activities of Batavia Mainstreet. But also, there were the jackets of Scott Salvatti and Mark Uher to ring in the Holiday Season. 

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