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Public Works

  1. Yard waste curbside pickup

    March 26, 2018 - November 30, 2018 @ At the curbside within city limits only.

    Leaves, downed branches and other yard waste should be placed in specially marked containers and/or paper yard waste bags. The bags are available at most area grocery and hardware stores. Approved containers may be up to 32 gallons in size and should be clearly marked “yard waste only.” Each bag or container may not weigh more than 50 pounds. Extra “yard waste only” stickers for marking containers are available in the Utility Billing office on the first floor of City Hall, 10 N. Division St. Residents also have the option of renting a 96-gallon cart for yard waste collection from Waste Management. These can be used for trash during the winter months, December to March. Call 866-797-0918 for options and pricing. Other options for addressing yard waste are mowing the lawn and leaving the grass to create natural mulch, or hauling yard waste to Brice Pit, the city’s compost site, at 715 W. River Road.

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  2. Clean Water Partners photo contest

    June 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019

    Seasonal photo contest of the Kalamazoo River Watershed within Calhoun County. More details at

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  3. Household hazardous waste collection

    June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Toeller Building parking lot

    Items Accepted: Old gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil (must be in approved container), brake fluid, pesticides, old prescriptions, anti-freeze, solvents, cleaners, stain and oil based paint, acids, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, household batteries (includes button), mercury, fluorescent light bulbs, CFL bulbs, sharps sealed in a coffee can or laundry detergent bottle. NO latex paint.

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Special Events

  1. Battle Creek Farmers Market

    June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Festival Market Square

    Battle Creek Farmers Market

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  2. BC Ice Cream Century

    June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Refer to attached maps. All routes start and end at the Trek Bicycle Store.

    The BC Ice Cream Century is a bicycle tour of the area's best ice cream shops. Sign up for the full metric century (64 miles) or opt for a shorter version with some great flavor. Ice cream stops are included. Registration is required.

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  3. Get Your Colon Rollin' 5K

    June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Bailey Park

    5K run/walk to raise awareness for colon cancer

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