Christmas Tree pickup


2019 Christmas Tree Pickup 

 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. 3
Wed., Jan. 9
North Side (north of Wilson to Fabyan between Kirk/Randall): 
Fri., Jan. 4
Thurs., Jan. 10
Far West Side (Randall west to City limits):
Sat., Jan. 5
Fri., Jan. 11

Trash can

Collection for New Year’s Week

Refuse collection will be delayed by one day during the week of December 31 due to the New Year’s Day holiday observance.  


Are You Recycling Right? 

As you may have heard, residential recycling is more highly contaminated with non-recyclable garbage than ever before. Reports from sorting facilities range from 25% to 35% contamination in their recycling materials. This weighs down sorting facilities, reduces commodity prices, affects the remanufacturing markets, and increases costs for local governments and ultimately residents.
To address the increase in recycling contamination, a state task force was formed to bring recycling industry haulers and sorting facility operators together with governmental and organizational educators to develop simple cohesive recycling education materials to help residents better understand what items should and should not be placed in recycling carts.
These guidelines represent the common items accepted in most recycling programs throughout Illinois, and the goal is to have them be the go-to guidelines for all programs, all haulers, and all educators throughout the state.  An interactive Curbside Recycling Guide has been created by the Illinois EPA to help residents learn what to put in their curbside recycling bin, what to keep out, and ask questions.  Kane County Recycles has also created a quick reference sheet of guidelines to help residents.    

Household hazardous waste materials

Household Hazardous Waste Front Door Collection Service

The City of Batavia now offers a new Household Hazardous Waste collection service to its residents.  The City’s third-party provider, U.S. Ecology, will provide front door collection of many items that should not be placed in the regular weekly refuse collection.  For contact information and to learn about the items that will be accepted, please visit the City’s website


Yard Waste collection resumes in Mid-March 2019

 The Yard Waste Collection season resumes in mid-March.  Exact dates for 2019 will be posted on the City’s website next spring

Batavia announces 2019 calendar of city office closings

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2018: Administrative Offices closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 


Jan 1st  New Year’s Day
Jan 21st Martin Luther King Day
April 19th  Spring Holiday
May 27th,  Memorial Day
July 4th – Independence Day
September 2nd Labor Day
November 11th Veterans Day
November 28th Thanksgiving Day
November 29th Day After Thanksgiving
December 24th  - Christmas Eve
December 25th – Christmas Day

Fermi arts and Lecture series

Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series Complete Schedule available online

Batavia residents, there's a wonderful source of education and entertainment right next door at Fermilab. The Arts and Lecture Series features music, speakers and courses for the entire family. Download the full brochure at the link above and plan yourselves a night out or a chance to learn!



Batavia Chamber announces 2019 Citizen of the year

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is beyond thrilled to announce our 2019 Citizen of the Year, Georgene O'Dwyer and The Spirit of Batavia Award winner, The Batavia United Way! Both honorees will be celebrated at the 2019 Inspire Event which will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Georgene Kauth O’Dwyer Named 2018 Batavia Citizen of the Year
Batavia United Way is this year’s Spirit of Batavia honoree.

Batavia’s Citizen of the Year, the Spirit of Batavia honoree and Ole Award winners are presented at the annual awards event for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. 

This year’s event, Inspire 2019: A Celebration of Those Who Inspire Us! will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at the Nagel Emporium at Marmion’s Abbey Farms, 2855 Hart Road in Aurora. For ticket information, register online at  or contact the Chamber at (630) 879-7134.

For more information on the 2019 Inspire Event, please click here:

Please feel free to contact us at the Chamber with any questions.


Batavia Chamber of Commerce is your 'INSIDE INFO' source for all things business in Batavia



Free STEAM Classes Now Available to Batavia
and North Aurora Students

Changes have been made to the Ripple Effect program to expand accessibility to both Batavia and North Aurora students, ages 8-12. Instead of being held at the Batavia elementary schools, all classes are now being held at Water Street Studios in downtown Batavia with sessions available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5-6 pm, and Saturdays from 9-10 am. Online registration is open for all sessions running in 2019, January through April.
Ripple Effect is a free STEAM course that combines STEM topics with art. The 3-week course, which explores dendrites and fractals is provided by Water Street Studios and is generously funded by The Dunham Fund. It is completely free to Batavia and North Aurora students.
The course meets weekly for three weeks. Families may choose the 3-week session that fits their calendar best. Parents should visit the Water Street Studios website for more information and to register online.
Event Details:

  • Title: Ripple Effect
  • Dates: 2018-2019 School Year
  • Time: Sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday meet from 5-6 pm. Saturday sessions meet from 9-10 am.
  • Duration: Meets weekly for 3-weeks
  • Age: 8-12 are welcome in these mixed age classes
  • More info and registration:

Batavia Park District Events


Do the kids need somewhere to go on school days off?

Looking for someplace to go and something to do on school days off? Look no further! Klub Fun is a restructured recreational program that includes field trips, indoor special events, special guests, gym time, craft activities and an afternoon snack. All your fun is included in the fee so be ready to have a blast!

There is no transportation provided on school days off. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes and bring a sack lunch. Klub Fun withdrawals close 7 business days prior to the Klub Fun day or the first Klub Fun day of a break. Refunds are not given after this date. Late registration is subject to a fee and waitlist. Early dismissal days will be held at a respective school site. You help us plan ahead and we help you save! Register for Klub Fun by the 15th of the month prior and save $5 off of each day registered.

Depot Pond

Read the results of the Park District Community Survey

Read how citizens of Batavia reviewed the programs and facilities of the Batavaia Park District 



The Batavia Public Library offers plenty of reasons to get off your Dumpty and join in the fun with  upcoming events and things for kids and families to do on the calendar ahead. 

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