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


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


City of Batavia  2019 calendar of city office closings


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

Batavia Park District and Depot Museum Events

Trivia Night

Depot Museum Trivia Night promises fun for all!

Get your three member team ready for the Batavia Historical Society’s Trivia Night.
Thursday, January 17th, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm at Pal Joey’s, Batavia.
Three rounds of Trivia Questions. General, Illinois and Batavia.
Entry fee is $100 per 3 Person Team. Prizes awarded.

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. 

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




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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