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  B.C. City Scene
BY REBECCA FLEURY Battle Creek City Manager
    but also hope as the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine begins.
From Assessing to Treasurer, I hope you will take some time each week
to check out the next video, meet city teammates, and learn more about our city services and programs. A full-ser- vice city like Battle Creek has a lot to
Your trash, recycling, and yard waste services mostly will remain the same. The largest difference will be opt-in recycling. This means you will have to tell Republic that you want to recycle at the curbside, and then
Coming into this new year, our city buildings remain closed, and our public meetings remain virtu-
al. Our teams are working and providing services – from home
you will receive the recycling cart. The opt-in form is coming to battlecreekmi.gov/recycling, and there will be a phone num- ber you can use.
 if they can – by phone, email
and online, and via our payment drop-box in the City Hall parking lot.
Especially because of this recycling change, it is possible that your pick-up service day will change, or that your trash and recycling will be picked up on different days. We will share more information about that as we learn more, as the Republic team sets up their routes through the city.
Watch the city’s website – battlecreekmi.gov – and doors of
City Hall for the virtual meeting notices, and call in with your
public comment. You can also
watch meetings live, or after they finish, on the city’s Facebook
page. We live stream the public meet- ings, and our page holds the video after- ward. Like and follow us at facebook. com/cerealcitymichigan.
do, and we share much of this with you through our video series! A big thank you to our team for their creativity and information!
To stay updated on this transition process, please bookmark battlecreek- mi.gov and republicservices.com. You can note Republic’s customer service phone number, 888-249-5112. If you have questions for the city, contact our Environmental and Storm Service Manager, Patty Hoch-Melluish, at (269) 966-3355, ext. 1878.
While we remain virtual, the city team produced a series of videos that will help you learn about our city departments. We began releasing these on our social media channels and
Big news those in the city lim-
its should keep an eye on is the city switching our residential waste hauler to Republic Services, starting on April 1. In 2020 we worked through the bidding
A most happy new year to all of our neighbors in the City of Battle Creek and the greater area. So far, 2021 brings continued caution,
website at the beginning of the year, and you can see the entire playlist on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/city- ofbattlecreekmi. Look for the City 101 playlist.
process, as our current hauler contract ends in March. Republic made the low, responsive, responsible bid, and the City Commission approved a five-year contract, with possible renewals.
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