In a continuing effort to increase service efficiency and crew productivity, the City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is modifying its garbage collection schedule for some 49th Ward residents.
Beginning next week, residents living in the area bounded by the south side of Greenleaf to the north side of Pratt and the east side of Ravenswood to the Lakewill receive City garbage pick-up on Tuesday instead of Monday. The garbage collection schedule will remain the same for everyone else.
Below is a map that sets forth the new grid and the days of the week that household garbage will be collected. The area shaded in red is the area that will be transitioning from a Monday pick-up to a Tuesday pick-up. The area shaded in blue will continue to receive City garbage pick-up on Monday and the area shaded in pink will continue to receive City garbage pick-up on Tuesday.
To download a map that enables you to zoom in on a given area to determine the precise garbage collection boundaries, click on the attachment below. Please be patient, as it may take a minute or two to download.
The change in garbage collection days applies only to households whose refuse is collected by City of Chicago crews (households in one- to four-unit buildings). If you live in a building of five units or greater, your refuse is collected by a private scavenger and your collection days are controlled by the contract entered into by your landlord, co-op, or condominium association.
Three years ago, the City moved from a ward-based system of collecting garbage to a more efficient grid-based system, saving the City nearly $21 million. In partnership with Laborers Union Local 1001, the City has identified further adjustments to the grid boundaries that will allow the City to reduce the daily deployment of garbage trucks and save an additional $7million. My Ward Superintendent, Dan Murphy, played a key role in adjusting the 49th Ward garbage collection schedule to make it as efficient as possible.
The additional savings generated by the modifications to the grid will free up resources for other vital services, such as tree-trimming and rodent control.
If you have any questions regarding garbage collection or any other City service-related issue, please reply to this email or call my Ward Service office at 773-338-5796.