Community Survey
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Batavia Community Survey continues through April 30, participate today!

Your views are important and we would like to know what you think about “life in Batavia.” Please consider taking 15-20 minutes to participate in the Batavia Community Survey, which provides opportunities to express your opinions regarding services the City Government delivers to you and your household. We also ask your thoughts about life in the community in general.
This survey will help guide us in designing our strategies for service delivery and allocating resources to carry out those strategies. Results of the survey will be shared with the community, and thus it will help track our efforts in response to your perspectives on Batavia.

The City Council specifically plans to use your input in its upcoming strategic planning sessions. To ensure that your opinions are included, please respond to by filling out the Community Survey by Monday April 30, 2018.
This survey is completely anonymous and all individual responses will be kept strictly confidential. If you have any questions about this survey, or if you would like a print version of the survey sent to you, please call (630)454-2050 and leave us a message with your name and address.
Laura Newman

City Administrator
City of Batavia
Cell (224)325-7360

Parkway tree program

Yard waste collection begins in April, Brush Collection in May

Yard waste collection has begun for the season and is done on your regular refuse collection day. 
Brush collection begins in May.  To view the 2018 schedule and learn more about the program, please click here.  

Recycling event

Kane County Recycling Event April 14, 2018

When:   April 14, 2018; 8 am-12 noon 
Where:  540 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174 

What: Electronics see list of accepted items
Books (hard and soft covers, any age, any condition, free of cost) are accepted at all scheduled collection events.

Paint see more info here
Document Shredding see more here
TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally across the screen) or $35 (21" and over). Pay online in advance HERE (you MUST print the receipt and bring it with you!) or pay at event with cash or card only. 
Paint also has a fee, see here.
Shredding, Books, and all other accepted electronic items are free to drop off.
2018 event dates (on 2nd Saturday of the month): 
Apr 14 - electronics, books, shredpaint
May 12 - electronics, books. NO shred
Jul 14 - electronics, books, shredpaint, and MORE (This is the annual EXTRAVAGANZA)
Sept 8 - electronics, books, NO shred
Nov 10 - electronics, books, shredpaint
No events Feb, Mar, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec 2018.

Gift Wrapping

Batavia Mainstreet 2018 Calendar of Events is ready for you!

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

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25th Anniversary Batavia Citywide Garage Sale to benefit Batavia Fireworks fund 

Get ready for our 25th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale!

Friday, May 4th & Saturday, May 5th – 8am-4pm.

The City-Wide Garage Sale is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and it will be our biggest one yet. What once started with 25 sales has now blossomed into a yearly tradition where the residents of Batavia come together to Spring clean and sell their stuff on the first weekend in May. This fundraiser is one of the biggest events that the volunteers of the Batavia Fireworks Committee host each year to help raise the funds to put on Batavia’s 4th of July Sky Concert in Engstrom Park. In honor of this tradition and its 25 years of success, we are hoping for a record garage sale year. Our goal is to have at least 250 garage and/or yard sales registered for this unique Batavia event.

Hosting a garage/yard sale:

  • Register by April 25th, 2018 at 5pm online at and pay the $35 registration fee. All proceeds go to the Batavia Fireworks Fund. Printed registrations will be available in your City Utility Bill, Neighbors Magazine, and can be downloaded from our website.
    • Sales must be held within the City of Batavia and/or within the Batavia Township limits.
    • Registration guarantees that your sale will be listed on our printed maps that are distributed to thousands of potential shoppers as well as on our online map on our website.
    • We are giving away two (2) Google Home devices. One (1) device per each side of the river. Drawing will be held on May 5th, 2018. Must be a registered sale to win.
    • The Batavia Fireworks Committee advertises this event in all the local newspapers, city calendars, multiple social media outlets, and on Craigslist.
  • Pick up your Sale Packet from City Hall (100 N. Island Ave., Batavia, IL 60510) on May 2nd, 2018 from noon-7pm. Packet includes copies of the Garage Sale Map, signs, balloons, and flowers donated by Shady Hill Gardens in Elburn. (
  • Host your sale on May 4th & 5th, 2018.

Garage Sale Shoppers:
Printed maps will be available after May 2nd, 2018 at City Hall and other establishments around town. You can visit our website to see a list of providers. There will also be a digital map of all the sales that you can use on your cell phone on the days of the sales.
Registration deadline is April 25th, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Click here for our Online Registration Form!
Download the Registration form here

The Batavia 4th of July Sky Concert is made possible by our Sponsors, fundraising events held by our Batavia Fireworks Committee, donations from our residents throughout the year, and this City-Wide Garage Sale.

Funway Charity Event
Wednesday Walkabout crew is growing

The Wednesday Walkabout crew says "Come Join Us!"

We're up to 25 participants now. Meet at the south end of City Hall on Wednesday at 11:45 to walk either a one-mile loop around the Riverwalk or a three-mile loop up to Fabyan Forest Preserve and back. It's a free community event and everyone is welcome to participate. Walk at your own pace and enjoy the fellowship or other walkers as you see fit! We're all looking forward to better weather and this past Wednesday was a beautiful, sunny day. We thank Walk Batavia, Batavia Mainstreet, Well Batavia and the Batavia Park District for helping us get the word out. Bring your friends! 

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