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Events and Calendar

January – August 31

Photo Contest for 2022

March 12

Plant a Flower Day

March 13

Polystyrene (#6 Styrofoam) Recycling Event

Department of Public Works  150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek
9 am—noon unless the trailer is filled earlier

Items must be clean, free of grease and food debris.
Accepted Polystyrene Items: Meat trays, cups, egg cartons, clean to-go containers, #6 packing material, medical coolers/carriers, coolers, bowls, plates.
Not Accepted:
Plastic-like foam used in shipping/packing. Packing peanuts. Construction foam.

March 16

Rain Barrel Sale Registration Opens

April 1–30

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

April 1 – 30, 2021

The City of Battle Creek is participating in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a national program created to reward residents for positive conservation behavior. Residents can take a four-step conservation pledge on behalf of the City of Battle Creek from April 1 – 30, 2021. It just takes a few minutes and you can earn a chance to win prizes for yourself and the community.

April 10

Electronics and Appliance Collection

DPW held by the County
150 S Kendall St, Battle Creek, MI
9 am—noon

April 19–25

Battle Creek Linear Park Clean-up

Please view flier for more details on how to sign up your group!

April 24

County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection

Toeller Building, Battle Creek
9 am—noon

May 8

Polystyrene (#6 Styrofoam) Recycling Event

Department of Public Works  150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek
9 am—noon unless the trailer is filled earlier

Items must be clean, free of grease and food debris.
Accepted Polystyrene Items: Meat trays, cups, egg cartons, clean to-go containers, #6 packing material, medical coolers/carriers, coolers, bowls, plates.
Not Accepted:
Plastic-like foam used in shipping/packing. Packing peanuts. Construction foam.

May 22

County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection

Parking lot south of the intersection of Hanover St. and Grand St., Marshall, MI
9 am — noon

June 6

Kanoe the Kazoo Registration Opens

Pre-registration required as this event fills up fast

June 22

Rain Barrel Sale Ends

Last chance to reserve!

June 29

Rain Barrel Pick Up

Department of Public Works  150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek
4pm – 6pm

July 28

Scrap Tire Collection

Department of Public Works  150 S. Kendall St., Battle Creek
3 pm —6 pm

Tires Accepted: lawn mower, residential passenger vehicles (cars/trucks), semi tires, motorcycle tires.

Tires Not Accepted: Tractor tires.
No tires with rims, please

Volunteers Needed!
Call 269.966.3355 ext 1889

July 30

Photo Contest Ends

Last day to submit photos!

August 2

Registration Opens

Krazy for the Kazoo River Clean-Up

Krazy for the Kazoo is the name of an annual clean up and stewardship event to protect streams and rivers in the Kalamazoo River Watershed. The events take place throughout the year and have several sponsors (similar to Kanoe the Kazoo). The Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners host a clean up during the first weekend in October. This year’s event will take place along the linear path and in City parks with site leaders guiding smaller groups in the activities to allow social distancing and safe conditions.

If you have questions or are interested in participating in this year’s event, you can call or email Bessie at (269) 966-3355 ext. 1889 or bestears@battlecreekmi.gov.

Mark your calendars!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

August 7

Kanoe the Kazoo

Join us for the fun!

Kayakers gettin’ their paddle on in the Kalamazoo River.

Kanoe the Kazoo

Since 2003, Kanoe the Kazoo and its several hosts work together to offer guided paddle trips along the Kalamazoo River, tributary streams, and local inland lakes to area citizens. Our mission is to introduce residents and visitors to the beauty and recreational opportunities that surround us. The Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners typically sponsor one KTK event per year.

Check back for more information.

August 28

Styrofoam/Electronics Collection

Department of Public Works  150 S Kendall St., Battle Creek
9am — noon

Styrofoam/Polystyrene recycling info (PDF)
Electronics recycling info (PDF)

Volunteers Needed!
Call 269.966.3355 ext 1889

September 25

County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection

County Building Parking Lot, Marshall
9 am — noon

Krazy for the Kazoo River Clean-Up

October 2, 2021

9am – noon

Late Registrations and Tool/Kit pick up

Department of Public Works  150 S. Kendall St, Battle Creek
Late Registrations and Pick-ups
8:30 am — 9:30 am

Event
9am – noon

Join us for the 20th annual Krazy for the Kazoo cleanup and stewardship event. We’re looking for individuals and groups to spend the morning walking along the Kalamazoo River, its tributaries, and local parks to remove garbage and conduct a variety of conservation activities.

We will be working in small groups to allow social distancing and safe conditions. Each group will be assigned a section. Please consider volunteering for this important community event!

Preregistration is required.

October 23

County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection

Toeller Building, Battle Creek
9 am — noon