The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) will resume their seasonal street sweeping schedule, which begins April 1 and lasts through mid-November. DSS' fleet of street sweepers help to keep streets clean and prevent dirt and debris from entering the sewer system - ultimately allowing for better drainage during a rain storm.
Residents are asked to be mindful of all temporary and permanent street sweeping parking restriction signage. To ensure curb-to-curb street cleaning, bright orange temporary parking restrictions are posted two days before sweeping service is scheduled to begin on any street. Some streets have permanent signage that specifies a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.
Please take care to read all posted parking restriction signs and be aware that street cleaning signs take precedence over other posted signs on the street. Vehicles that violate street-sweeping restrictions will be issued a citation and possible tow. On street cleaning days, the streets should be kept clear of vehicles from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The 2019 Street Sweeping Schedule and Map can be viewed here.
Sweeper Tracker App
The Sweeper Tracker App is an online tool that allows residents to track the Department of Streets and Sanitation street sweepers in real time.
Beginning Monday, DSS street sweepers will be working to clear litter and debris that has accumulated during winter months from residential and arterial streets across the City. Residents can view these efforts here.
The technology builds off the success of the City's Plow Tracker, which is activated during snow events to show the fleet of salt spreaders in real time.