April 1, 2013, marks the beginning of the City of Evanston’s street sweeping season. Residents will receive in the mail the city’s Public Works Department’s newsletter by the end of March, which outlines the 2013 street sweeping schedule and rules.

Beginning April 1, city crews will begin their street sweeping rounds and continue through November 29, 2013. Residents are asked to abide by the street cleaning schedule found on existing street signs. The city has three street cleaning schedules:

One-sided Street Sweeping Schedule (streets with one-sided parking only) where streets are swept on Mondays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.;

  • Bi-weekly Street Sweeping Schedule (primary/high volume streets) where streets are swept according to the four sweeping zones between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.; and
  • Tri-weekly Street Sweeping Schedule (regular/residential streets with parking on either side) where streets are swept according to the four sweeping zones (Districts 3 and 4 are divided into areas A and B) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Parking is prohibited only on the sides and dates indicated on the street signs and on the schedule. Some zones may include business districts that are posted with signs indicating they are swept between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. The downtown area is swept on Mondays between the hours of 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Parking will be prohibited as indicated and residents are reminded to always check the street signs before parking their cars.

Residents are also reminded that raking debris into the streets is illegal. Violators will be fined. Illegally parked cars in the One-sided Street Sweeping area may be subject to a ticket and towing charge. For all other street cleaning areas, only tickets will be issued. The City of Evanston may, from time to time, post parking restrictions for a special street cleaning in limited areas of the city. The ticket and towing laws apply to these special postings as well.

A printable street sweeping schedule can be found on the city’s web site at www.cityofevanston.org/streetsweeping.