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Posted on: March 28, 2022

How to safely dispose of unwanted items

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Batavia offers several waste disposal services. From brush collection to household hazardous waste, learn what Batavia has to offer. 



Batteries and lightbulbs: Drop-off boxes for dead batteries and lightbulbs (no LED bulbs or holiday lights accepted) are located in the vestibule of City Hall lobby, 100 N. Island Ave. 

Brush Collection: Curbside residential brush collection begins April 4 for the city’s east side, April 11 for the west in 2022. This is for residents who pay the monthly leaf/brush fee on their utility bill and differs from the yard waste service (see below). There are seven collections between April and Nov. 30.  Get the details. 

Electronics Recycling: Kane County offers electronics including computers, televisions and non-freon appliances, and two drop-off sites including one in Batavia, at 57 E. Fabyan Parkway, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some fees may apply. Learn more. 

Garbage Collection: Waste Management provides weekly garbage/refuse and recycling collection.  Details on services including weekly, holiday and holiday tree collection dates visit can be found on the garbage, recycling & yard waste collection page. 

Household Hazardous Waste: Residents can schedule a pickup for several items, from antifreeze to fluorescent bulbs to gasoline. Pick up is free to residents, though there is a city-wide limited number of pickups available per month. Get the details.  

Unwanted Medication Disposal Program: The Batavia Police Department has a collection box in the front lobby of City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave. Where unused or expired medications may be anonymously and safely decarded. Get the details. 

Yard Waste: Weekly yard waste collection takes place from mid-March through Nov. 30. With the exception of two free weeks in March, residents need a refuse sticker. Information on where to buy stickers and what is considered yard waste can be found on the yard waste page.  

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