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See you at the Depot (Frozen!) Pond this Saturday 12-4

Come out for the fun and celebrate 60 years since Batavia appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. The Official Photo of activities on the present day Depot Pond will be taken between 1-1:30. Come act out an element of the cover or just be part of a new tradition here in Batavia. 

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



Kane County Recycles will hold a special post-holiday recycling event on January13th, 2018.This collection will include electronics and books. It will take place between 8 a.m. and 12 noon Saturday, January 13, at the Kane County Branch Court office at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles.

Electronics collection will include computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, electronic games, holiday light strings and more, all of which can be recycled at no charge. Books are also free to drop off. TVs (of any size, and any age) and computer monitors will also be collected, but they have a cost. The cost for recycling television sets and computer monitors is $25 for screens under 21 inches, measured diagonally.

The cost is $35 for screens 21 inches and over. You can pay onsite with cash or card.Kane County also has 2 Electronics Recycling Drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays. See here for the list of holiday closures. Kane County Recycles has posted a full schedule of collection events for 2018, which will restart in April. Questions: Kane County Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland, 630-208-3841,

Used Christmas Wrapping paper

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. 

New Years Week
Far West:  Sat., Jan. 6 

Gift Wrapping

Batavia Mainstreet Unwraps its 2018 Calendar of Events

The 2018 Batavia Mainstreet Calendar is here. Plan your year! We'll see you there!

Batavia Inspire Award
Rainbow over Batavia

Annual Batavia Inspire Event to be held on January 25

2017 Spirit of Batavia Award honors night

Since 1958, The Batavia Chamber of Commerce has recognized those individuals who inspire us with their outstanding contributions to our Batavia Community. This year's Batavia Citizen of the Year Award goes to
Marcia Boyce from Boyce Body Werks.

In its second year, the2017 Spirit of Batavia Award has been presented to the
Rotary Club of Batavia for recently making a significant, positive impact on our community.

We will also be celebrating the recipients of our Ole Awards. These are organizations who have beautified Batavia and provided economic growth with newly constructed buildings and renovations of existing and historic properties. These organizations inspire us to invest in, and take pride in, our Batavia community! This year's Ole award winners are:
Aldi Corporate, Moline Bearing, Goodwill, Batavia Family Dental, Salsa Verde, Suncast, Briana's, Dino Alex and Gaetanos.

Please plan to join us at the Nagel Emporium at Abbey Farms on Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. to celebrate our honorees! The ticket price is $40 and it includes heavy appetizers, a champagne toast and a cash bar. Reserved tables of 8 are available for $350 or individual tickets are $40/each. In lieu of raffle items, we will be holding a live auction! One item will be an advertising package for a full year valued at $1500! We also have some remaining sponsorship opportunities available on our registration page, please be sure to check them out! 


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