Batavia panel wants curbside food scrap collection option.
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Batavia panel wants curbside food scrap collection option
The Batavia Environmental Commission wants the city to offer a new service -- curbside food scrap collection -- when it signs a new garbage contract later this year.
Commissioner Abby Baker Tuesday presented the goals list to aldermen:
* Food scrap composting. Besides the curbside program, the commission is working on having a test program at the farmers market this summer.
* Add curbside hazardous household waste collection to the new garbage contract.
* Apply for designation as a Walk Friendly city.
* Re-establish a campaign to get drivers to turn off their vehicles when waiting to pick up their children at school.
* Install native plants in a stormwater retention area at Batavia High School.
* To have the city sign the Greenest Region Compact 2 of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The compact addresses climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, waste and recycling, and water.
The commission -- established in 2006 -- meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at city hall, 100 N. Island Ave.
The commission last Saturday held its annual "Green Night At the Movies," where it showed a documentary about food waste. It has arranged sales of rain barrels, conducted expositions on environment-conscious living, has "Green Drinks" casual presentations about environmental issues and other activities.