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No Foolin': Street Sweeping Schedule Resumes April 1

By Stephen Gossett in News on Mar 31, 2017 4:40PM

Photo Credit: Ann FIsher

It's that time of year when the Department of Streets and Sanitation gets into the spring cleaning swing. No foolin’, beginning on April 1, the (quasi-)winter break is almost officially over as far as street sweeping is concerned. From the start of the month through mid-November our big blue friends will be back on the roads to sweep up so much curbside litter—because despite American Beauty's lies, strewn plastic garbage is nothing to behold.

Some arterial streets have permanent signage to notify parkers. But otherwise be on the lookout for the bright orange temporary notes, often wrapped around trees or whatever else is handy, which go up just one day in advance of a cleaning run. (You can contact your ward’s sanitation office if you need more notice.) The city has breakdowns of the schedule and map per ward here. It might be worth your time to compare and set yourself a calendar alert or two.