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Chicago's sanitation code is a series of municipal ordinances that require cleanliness and the safe disposal of all trash and debris. Since mid-1994, a major crackdown on overflowing dumpsters has been underway in Chicago. General sanitation guidelines are as follows:
Businesses must abide by the above regulations, as well as:
A commercial dumpsters must have information prominently displayed on the exterior identifying the user of the dumpster, in addition to the previous requirement that the scavenger company servicing each bin be identified on all dumpsters.
Each ward has a superintendent responsible for coordinating local garbage pick-up, sanitation code enforcement, snow removal operations and other services. These ward superintendents also monitor their sections of the city for any non-Sanitation Bureau services that might be needed, reporting these to the appropriate bureau or outside agency for attention.