City of Chicago Announces Start of Street Sweeping Season

April 1, 2019

Annual Street Sweeping Season Begins April 1

Marjani Williams

CHICAGO - The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) today announced the start of the City’s annual street sweeping season. Throughout the season, crews will work daily to clear debris and litter from residential streets citywide.

“Essential neighborhood services like streets sweeping keep the City clean and safe for all residents,” said Commissioner John Tully, DSS. “More than 50 sweepers are working in communities each day of the season to ensure that every area of the City receives this vital service.”

Beginning Monday April 1, DSS street sweepers will be working to clear debris and leaves that have accumulated during winter months from residential and arterial streets across the City.

Annually, the street sweeping season runs through November however DSS continued cleaning along curb lanes on residential and arterial streets, viaducts and alleys during winter months during mild conditions. Since December 2018, DSS has swept a total of 9,185 additional miles through the end of February 2019, an increase of 421 miles compared to last winter.

Residents are reminded to check for bright orange signs announcing temporary parking restrictions during street sweeping season. Some streets also have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping during the season.

Residents can also track the City’s street sweeping fleet in real time through the Sweeper Tracker online tool by visiting .

For more information, or to view the 2019 street sweeping schedule, visit Residents can also call 311 or check Sweeper Tracker to find the dates and locations of street sweeping in their area.



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