Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Hosts Annual Clean And Green Day of Service
Residents from across the city will come together to clean and beautify Chicago
The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) invites Chicagoans to a citywide annual Clean and Green Day of Service to clean and beautify neighborhoods on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
During Clean and Green, residents and local organizations help revitalize areas in their community by doing tasks such as collecting litter, removing weeds and clearing vacant lots.
“Every year we look forward to putting winter behind us and focusing on spring cleaning,” said DSS Commissioner John Tully. “Clean and Green is an opportunity for us to show the very best of Chicago, both the beauty of our city and the pride our residents have in it.”
DSS and residents are happy to continue this annual tradition, with new COVID-19 safety measures in place. Volunteers will be asked to practice physical distancing and wear face coverings. The City will provide the brooms, rakes, shovels and bags needed to complete each cleaning project.
Residents and groups interested in volunteering for Clean and Green are asked to first identify a worksite, and then call their local aldermanic office or 3-1-1 to register their volunteer group by Monday, April 19, 2021.
The Clean and Green Day of Service, comes on the heels of the official start of the City’s annual street sweeping season, which began April 1st. DSS street sweepers clear debris and leaves that have accumulated during winter months from residential and arterial streets across the City. More than 50 sweepers are working in communities each day of the season to ensure that every area of the City receives this service. For more information, or to view the 2021 street sweeping schedule, visit www.chicago.gov/dss