Garbage / Refuse

Batavia residents are required by ordinance to have refuse and recycling services. The City of Batavia's contracted vendor through June 30, 2028 is Groot Industries. Contract Groot at at, or visit, or call 630-892-9294.

All households are required to rent a Groot toter for refuse.  The various sizes and toters rental costs are:

  • 35 Gallon Refuse Cart: $16.75/monthly (billed quarterly)
  • 65 Gallon Refuse Cart: $21.44/monthly (billed quarterly)
  • 95 Gallon Refuse Cart: $23.44/monthly (billed quarterly)
  • 35 Gallon Senior Refuse Cart: $12.75/monthly (billed quarterly)
  • Residents are provided with one refuse cart (35, 65, or 95 gallon) and recycling carts

General Collection Guidelines

Residents are required to have their containers at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on their designated collection day. To ensure proper disposal, be sure to place refuse, recycling and yard waste toters at least 3 feet apart from each other. 

Refuse outside the cart will be collected as long as it is properly prepared (35-gallon container, smaller rigid container or plastic bag not to exceed 50lbs) and a prepaid disposal sticker affixed to each item ($3.00/sticker).

Additional 65- or 95-gallon recycling cart rentals are available for $2, month (billed annually).

If residents have filled up their toter and have additional refuse items such as a bag, 30-gallon can, or bulk items, they can be placed outside and next to the full toter with a Groot prepaid sticker on them. 

Bulk items require a prepaid Groot sticker. Appliances and furnishings are considered bulk items, including but not limited to: refrigerator, freezer, stove, mattress, box spring, sofas, dressers, chairs, and tables. Carpet needs to be rolled into 4-foot long bundles and each bundle should not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

  • City Hall – 100 N. Island Avenue, Batavia 
  • Menard’s – 300 N. Randall, Batavia
  • Jewel – 119 S. Randall Road, Batavia
  • Jewel – 1157 Eola Road, Aurora 
  • Meijer – 855 S. Randall Road, St Charles
  • Jewel – 652. Kirk Road, St Charles
  • Stickers can also be purchased at

Senior Citizens Discount

Single-family households where the head of the household is age 65 or older, are eligible for a discounted collection rate for the 35 gallon refuse cart. Proof of age and home ownership may be presented to the City of Batavia Utility Billing office (100 N. Island Ave.). City staff will then contact Groot on your behalf.

Construction Demolition Debris

All material must be cut to no more than 4 feet in length and no larger than 2 feet in diameter. For the safety of the collector, all debris must be bagged or bundled and free of nails and sharp objects not exceeding 50 pounds. Please contact Groot at 630-892-9294 for more details and pricing. 

Bulk & Oversized Item Disposal

The program includes collection of unlimited bulk items each week as long as a prepaid disposal sticker is affixed to each item. “Large Household Item or Bulk Item” shall mean any discarded and unwanted large household furnishings, including, but not limited to tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, bookcases, sofas, similar furniture, and car tires only. Oversized and overweight items and large appliances, and any single large or extra heavy item, such as a piano, hot tub, etc. requires Groot to schedule a special pick-up. There will be an additional fee per item. Please contact Groot at 630-892-9294 for more details and pricing.

White goods

White goods, including those containing CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons), switches containing mercury, and PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyls) shall all fit within this definition. Each of these items are to be considered a “disposal unit” and shall require one disposal sticker.

If you have questions, please contact Groot industries at, or visit, or call 630-892-9294.

Refuse, Recycling, Yard Waste Program Prices

Year 1 7/1/23- 6/30/24Year 2
7/1/24- 6/30/25
Year 3
7/1/25- 6/30/26
Year 4
7/1/26- 6/30/27
Year 5
7/1/27- 7/31/28
35-Gallon Refuse Toter Monthly Rental$16.75 $17.42$18.12$18.84$19.59
35-Gallon SENIOR Refuse Toter Monthly Rental$12.75 $13.26 $13.79 $14.34 $14.91 
65-Gallon Refuse Toter Monthly Rental$21.44 $22.30$23.19$24.12$25.08
95-Gallon Refuse Toter Monthly Rental$23.44$24.38$25.35$26.37$27.42
Disposal Sticker for Yard Waste, bulk item, or addition refuse (Per Item)$3.00$3.12$3.24$3.37$3.50
Included 65-Gallon Recycling Toterno feeno fee

no fee
no fee

no fee

Additional 65-Gallon OR 95-Gallon Recycling Toter Monthly Rental $2.00$2.15$2.30$2.45$2.60
65-Gallon Dedicated Yard Waste Toter Monthly Rental – Seasonal Collection (April 1-Nov 30)$109.38 Prorated amount for starting July 1 $180.25$185.66$191.23$196.97
95-Gallon Dedicated Yard Waste Toter Monthly Rental – Seasonal Collection (April 1-Nov 30)$115.62 Prorated amount for starting July 1 $190.55$196.27$202.16$208.22