Chicago utilizes mechanical street sweepers to remove debris and litter from streets.
From April 1st through mid-November, bright orange temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before sweeping service is scheduled to begin on any street to ensure curb-to-curb cleaning. Some arterial streets have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.
Persons needing more than one day notice of street cleaning should contact their local ward sanitation office. Street sweeping requests should be made to city's request line at 3-1-1 or click on the button below to make your request.