Restaurant Madness

Batavia Restaurant Madness is Here!

Batavia, IL – The City of Batavia, Batavia Chamber of Commerce and Batavia MainStreet are presenting Batavia’s seventh annual Restaurant Week, promoting dining in Batavia during Restaurant Madness, March 17-21, 2019. Batavia residents and businesses should have received in the mail a postcard with a coupon for 20% off their food dining bill during this week. Coupons can also be printed off the website at,, and
According to Chris Aiston, the City of Batavia’s Economic Development Consultant, “Creating and promoting Restaurant Madness has been a collaborative effort involving the City of Batavia, Batavia MainStreet, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce and, of course, many of the city’s fabulous restaurateurs. It’s a great event to entice our residents and business community to break cabin fever and get out to take in our local fare.”
The website hosts a listing of the participating restaurants with their addresses, phone numbers and links to their menus. Information can also be found on the Facebook page

Participating Restaurants are as follows:

Acquaviva, Aliano’s Express, Aliano’s Ristorante, Andre’s
Apple Villa Pancake House, Bar Evolution, Batavia Creamery
Briana’s Pancake House, Burrito Parilla, Chapters Coffee House
Chicago Pizza, Chili’s, Crabby Boil, Crosstown Pub, Daddio’s Diner
East China Inn, El Taco Grande, Enticing Cuisine, Gaetano’s Batavia
Gammon Coach House, Jimmy John’s, Limestone Coffee & Tea, Lumes
Pal Joey’s, Pepe’s, Rivers Edge Bar & Grill, Rosati’s Pizza, Salsa Verde
Swordfish, Taco Urbano, TGI Friday’s, The Elms, Tribella Grill,Tusk Thai Cuisine



Conservation@home helps residents learn how to make property inviting to people and nature

On Thurs., April 4, at 7pm, 
the Conservation Foundation’s Conservation@Home program will help you learn how to enhance your home's value to wildlife and plants. The program encourages and recognizes property owners that protect and/or create yards that are environmentally friendly and conserve water.

Some of the topics to be covered in this program are 
rain barrels, rain gardens and native plants. Participants will receive a butterfly attraction and identification pamphlet, and native plant guide as well as other informational handouts.

Homeowners participating in Conservation @ Home can receive a personal visit to their yard for specific advice. Qualified participants can become a C@H member, earn a yard sign and one-year membership to The Conservation Foundation for only $50. Come
to Batavia City Hall Council Chamber at 7pm to learn more; we hope to see you!

Parkway trees


The City of Batavia provides residents with an opportunity to purchase a parkway tree on a cost-sharing basis.  The resident share ranges from $172.00-$210.00 depending upon the species chosen and covers the tree, planting, and mulch.  The trees are locally grown, quality trees that do well in City parkways.  Each year we offer a variety of species so our community has a wide diversity in its parkways.   
To apply for a tree:   Please submit the online request form (available at ).  We will accept requests until March 31 for spring trees or September 15 for fall trees (or while supplies last).  If you need a paper form or have questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 

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

Brown kraft bags

Yard Waste Collection Resumes in mid-March

Yard waste collection begins on residents' regular refuse collection day the week of March 18.  A new feature has been added starting this year:  no stickers will be required for yard waste the first two collections of the season (weeks of March 18 and March 25).  The remainder of the season beginning with the week of Monday, April 1, through November 30 shall require a disposal sticker.   To learn more about yard waste, click here
A newer feature of the refuse program is the option of organic composting with yard waste.  You can now mix select food scraps in your yard waste cart, yard waste can, or your brown Kraft bag.

Acceptable food scrap items that may be added to your yard waste cart, yard waste can, or brown Kraft bag include:  Fruits & vegetables including unpainted holiday pumpkins; breads, grains, pasta & cereal; dairy & eggs including eggshells, but no liquids; coffee grounds, filters & tea bags.  

Unacceptable items:  No meat, poultry or seafood; no bones or shells; no fats, grease or oil; no liquids; no pet waste; no packaging; no paper plates or any other service ware (even if marked compostable); no plastics, styrofoam, glass, metal, or diapers.  
If you have any questions, please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400.  



Home EV Rebate

Here's how it works

1. Purchase level 1 hardwired, Level 2 hardwired or Level 2 plug-in EVSE for your home: (keep receipt)

2. Apply for building permit for installation (pay fee)

3. Install EVSE(keep documentation for final inspection)

4. Sechdule/perform final city inspection

5. Check will be issued for rebate of up to $500 pus refund of permit fee. 



Batavia Fireworks

Spring is around the corner and it's time to plan for the Annual Batavia Citywide Garage Sale

The 2019 Batavia Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This Citywide Garage Sale is the biggest fundraising event hosted by the volunteer members of the Batavia Fireworks Committee. The Batavia Fireworks Committee has set a goal to raise $40,000 for the fireworks display at The Batavia Fourth of July Sky Concert. The annual fireworks budget is made possible by contributions provided by sponsors, through various fundraising events organized by the Batavia Fireworks Committee year-round, private donations from residents throughout the year, and registration fees from the 2019 Batavia Citywide Garage Sale.
Look for more information soon!

Rain Barrel Program


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