Chicago Street Sweeping Season Begins Friday, April 1

April 1, 2016

City reminds residents to be mindful of temporary parking restrictions

Chicago - Friday, April 1, marks the official start of Chicago's annual street sweeping season.  Crews will begin working on residential streets throughout the city to help clear the litter and debris that have accumulated along side streets and catch basins during the winter months. 

Earlier this month, the City announced that it was getting a jump start on street cleaning along curb lanes, center lanes and viaducts.  Crews focused on arterials roads in all 50 wards throughout the City, and began addressing the main streets in need of immediate cleaning as identified by the Department's ward superintendents. 

The department has also been using crews to pick up litter, refuse and other projects too large for sweeper to clean up.

The Chicago street sweeping season runs each year from April through November.  To ensure curb-to-curb cleaning in neighborhoods, temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before sweeping is scheduled.  Some streets have permanently posted signs that outline days when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.  Residents should be mindful of all posted signage. 

Residents who need more than one day notice of street cleaning should contact their local ward sanitation office, or call 311. 

For more information, or to view the 2016 street sweeping schedule, visit  Residents can also call 311 to find the dates and locations of street sweeping in their area.


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