Street sweeping season begins officially Wednesday, April 1st. Though the 49th Ward street sweeper is already out cleaning the streets as weather permits, today marks the first day this year that the city will post the bright orange “no parking” street sweeping signs on residential streets.
To view a map of the 49th Ward street sweeping areas and a schedule for April 1st through May 18th, CLICK HERE or scroll to the bottom of this e-mail. You can also visit the street sweeping page of my web site at:
Each residential street in the 49th Ward is swept approximately once a month. Residential street sweeping this year will continue until the end of November.
PLEASE NOTE: STREET SWEEPING WILL BE CARRIED OUT UNDER THE OLD WARD BOUNDARIES UNTIL MAY 18TH.
Following the start of the new city council term on Monday, May 18th, street sweeping will switch to the new ward boundaries. I will publish the schedule for May 19th through the end of November as soon as it becomes available.
Special note for those who live in in the portion of the new 49th Ward that was once in the 40th Ward: Your streets will be swept by the 40th Ward on April 1st 2nd, 3rd and 6th. For the precise days your street will be swept, CLICK HERE to identify your 40th Ward section (area 1 or 2) and CLICK HERE for the street sweeping schedule.
Also please note, our commercial streets, and Ravenswood and Glenwood along the CTA and Metra embankments, are posted with permanent street cleaning signs and swept once or twice a week.
How can you help? Remind your neighbors to move their cars on street sweeping days. Refrain from blowing or raking leaves or other debris into the streets. Pick up litter along the curb rather than leaving it for the street sweepers. Our street sweeper vehicles are slowed down by large volumes of leaves and litter. The more cooperation we have from community residents, the more effectively we can sweep your street.
Street sweeping days are also ideal times to notice abandoned vehicles. If you believe a vehicle has been abandoned on your street, please contact 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.