Mike Erickson, the 49th Ward Streets and Sanitation Superintendent has just released the 2007 Street Sweeping schedule. The official schedule begins April 1st, but as weather permits we will be cleaning some streets earlier, so please watch for the orange signs.
We have posted the new schedule on my website for your convenience.
Weather and other events can alter the schedule, so please always check for orange posted signs. If you will be away from home for a period of time, feel welcome to call my Ward Service Office or the 49th Ward Streets and Sanitation Office to confirm the schedule.
Each street in the 49th Ward is swept approximately every 21 business days from April through the end of October or later if there is no snow.
Some commercial streets have permanent, posted street sweeping schedules.
How can you help? Remind your neighbors to move their cars on street sweeping days. Refrain from raking leaves or other debris into the streets. Pick up litter along the curb rather than leaving it for the street sweepers. Street sweeper vehicles are slowed down by large volumes of leaves and litter. The more cooperation we have from the community, the more frequently we can sweep your street.
Street sweeping days are also ideal days to notice abandoned vehicles. If you believe a vehicle has been abandoned on your street, please call my Ward Service Office immediately so we may begin steps to have it removed. The Police and the Department of Streets and Sanitation watch for these vehicles, but there is no better source of information than the people who live on the street and know an abandoned vehicle from one that may simply belong to a vacationing neighbor.
Thank you for being a good neighbor and for working with us to make the 49th Ward a clean and safe community. Please feel welcome to contact me anytime. I look forward to hearing from you.
Very truly yours,