The City of Evanston’s Streets and Sanitation Division will begin street sweeping starting Monday, April 2, 2012. Residents who park vehicles on public streets are reminded to always follow the street signs before parking. Parking is prohibited on the dates indicated on the street signs and on the schedule. The city has released the street sweeping schedule and it can be found at www.cityofevanston.org/streetsweeping.

All residential households would have received the Spring/Summer edition of the city magazine Highlights/Recreation & Arts around February 17-20, 2012 with the 2012 Street Sweeping Schedule. Additionally, the Public Works Department will be sending out its annual newsletter In The Works prior to April 2, 2012 which will also include a copy of the 2012 Street Sweeping Schedule. The schedule includes: Primary Routes/Bi-weekly Sweeps and Residential Tri-weekly Sweeps – for streets with parking on both sides- with a corresponding Two-sided Street Sweeping District Map; and One-sided Street Sweeps with a corresponding detailed map.

Some streets in these zones may include business districts that are posted with signs indicating that street cleaning will occur between 4 and 7 a.m. Parking will be prohibited as indicated.

Fines for illegally parked cars in the Street Sweeping area may be subject to a ticket and towing charge. The ticket for violating the street cleaning ordinance is $25.00 and after 10 days it increases to $50.00. If the vehicle is towed, then there will also be a tow charge of $145.00 plus storage charges when residents pick up their vehicle from North Shore Towing.

Residents are also reminded that raking debris into the streets for street cleaners is illegal. Violators will be fined. April also marks the beginning of yard waste season. Learn about yard waste stickers, carts and more! Visit: www.cityofevanston.org/yardwaste.