City of Chicago Announces Start to 2021 Street Sweeping Program

March 30, 2021

Annual street sweeping season begins April 1st

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) today announced the official start of the City’s annual street sweeping season. Beginning Thursday April 1st, crews will work daily to clear debris and litter from residential streets citywide.  

“We take pride in maintaining the cleanliness of our streets,” said DSS Commissioner John Tully.  “We ask residents to help us keep Chicago clean by following parking restrictions related to street sweeping.”  

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. More than 50 sweepers are working in communities each day of the season to ensure that every area of the City receives this service. 

Residents are reminded to check for bright orange signs posted in advance 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 2021 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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