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Events and Calendar

January – July 30

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

Annual Children’s Water Festival

May 3-7, 2021

As you are aware, the Annual Children’s Water Festival was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19 – but we are proposing an exciting change to our festival for 2021. We will be bringing the festival to you! With the help of all of our sponsors, we will be able to provide you with totes filled with water-related activities and goodies. While we would love nothing more than to send a qualified presenter to your classroom, current restrictions do not allow for that, so we need your help presenting the materials. We will supply materials for one or two hands-on educational activities, links to videos and some fun goodies. The totes containing all the materials will be delivered to allow for instruction the week of May 3–7 to accommodate your schedule.

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

Check back for registration and details!

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

Krazy for the Kazoo-River Clean-Up

Registration Opens

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Krazy for the Kazoo

Mark your calendars!

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 Patty at (269) 966-3355 ext. 1878 or pjhoch@battlecreekmi.gov.

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

Volunteers Needed!
Call 269.966.3355 ext 1889

September 25

County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection

County Building Parking Lot, Marshall
9 am — noon

September 27 — October 1

Krazy for the Kazoo Tool & Package Pick-Up

Department of Public Works  150 S. Kendall St, Battle Creek
Call to set up pick up time

Volunteers cleaning up along the Kalamazoo River.

October 2

Krazy for the Kazoo
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

October 23

County HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection

Toeller Building, Battle Creek
9 am — noon