Each residential street in the 49th Ward is swept at least once a month from the beginning of April through mid-November.
NOTE: The Street Sweeping Schedule has been extended until December 8th, 2017, weather permitting. See details on additional areas to be swept on maps below.
The ward is divided into 12 sections, with each section swept six or seven times until the sweeping season is over. See the map below for the sections.
To determine the street sweeping schedule for a given month, refer to the months listed under the map. Click on the name of the month and it will reveal a link to a calendar setting forth the sections that will be swept on each day of that month. The north and west sides of the street (even numbered addresses) are swept on the first day, and the south and east sides of the street (odd numbered addresses) are swept on the second day.
Please note that permanent street sweeping schedules are posted on all our major commercial streets and on Glenwood and Ravenswood along the CTA and Metra embankments. Those streets are 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. Street sweeper vehicles are slowed down by large volumes of leaves and litter. The more cooperation we have from the community, the more effectively we can sweep your street.
Above is an interactive Google Map that shows the street sweeping sections of the 49th Ward. Click on the section where you live to see the street sweeping dates and boundaries.
View an enlarged PDF version of the street sweeping map and see which sections are cleaned in which month.