Yard Waste Collection Resumes in mid-March

Yard waste collection began 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.  

2019 Parkway Tree Program

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 http://www.cityofbatavia.net/parkwaytree ).  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 Hazard 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

Controlled Burn for Windmill Lakes 

Windmill Lakes detention area just west of Randall Road on Main Street and directly adjacent to Holy Cross Church is scheduled to have a controlled burn completed this spring.  The date of the burn depends on weather conditions, such as no rain and the correct wind.  Anticipate this burn taking place any time from now until the end of April. If you have any questions, please call the Engineering Division at 630-454-2750. 

Spring Hydrant Flushing 

The City of Batavia will be flushing fire hydrants during the months of March and April. Signs will be posted in neighborhoods during the flushing week as a reminder. 
 
Hydrant Flushing WEST of the Fox River will take place during the weeks of March 25  and April 1, 2019, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  
Hydrant Flushing EAST of the Fox River will take place during the weeks of April 8 and April 15, 2019, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Citizens are reminded to check their water prior to washing any clothes since rusty water is possible. We regret any inconvenience to our customers while this work is in progress. Please call the Batavia Water Division at 630-454-2450 if you have any questions or to report any problems.        

Want to make your yard more environmentally friendly and attract butterflies?

Conservation Foundation Program Coming Up

On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. 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 a 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 receive a one-year membership to The Conservation Foundation for only $50. Come to Batavia City Hall Council Chamber at 7 p.m. to learn more; we hope to see you!

9th Annual Rain Barrel Sale

Reminder Not to Idle at Schools While You Wait 

The Batavia Environmental Commission and the Batavia Public Schools are encouraging people to turn off their cars while they wait outside of schools. Reminder signs will be placed in pickup zones at all of our public schools to remind parents and others not to idle cars while we wait for our children.

Help Us Clear The Air At School
Rebate Available for Electric Vehicle Home Charging Stations
Fireworks

2019 Batavia Citywide Garage Sale Coming Up

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!

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