Public Works - Street Sweeping Program FAQ's

How often are streets swept?  The street sweeping program normally begins in March and runs through mid-December (weather permitting). The Village uses three street sweepers Monday through Friday on staggered schedules.


How often are the residential streets swept?  The Public Works Department makes every effort to sweep residential streets every five to seven days. Delays sometimes occur due to inclement weather, equipment repairs and holidays.


When will the street sweeper be in my area?  It is difficult to determine exactly when a particular street or concrete alley will be swept due to external factors or weather uncertainties that influence the schedule, but the Public Works Department makes every effort to sweep residential streets every five to seven days.


Will my paved alley be swept? Yes.  The Public Works Department makes every effort to sweep concrete alleys depending on time and operational needs on a monthly basis. Delays sometimes occur due to inclement weather, equipment repairs and holidays.


How often are the multi-family areas swept? The Public Works Department makes every effort to sweep multi-family residential areas monthly, beginning the first full week of the month on Wednesday and Thursday, except in the month of November. Delays sometimes occur due to inclement weather, equipment repairs and holidays.


I live in a multi-family area.  Will I receive notification about street sweeping? Yes.  The days and times of street sweeping in multi-family areas will be posted on parkway trees with cardboard signs at least 24 hours prior to sweeping. The sweeping will occur on one side of the street on one day, with the alternate side swept the next day.


If I live in a multi-family area and don’t move my car, will I be ticketed? To ensure that street sweeping is effective, multi-family areas residents must remove parked vehicles from the street during scheduled street sweeping days. Vehicles not moved from multi-family areas by 9:00 a.m. will be ticketed.

 


Does the Village sweep any other areas besides the residential and multi-family streets? Yes.  Oakton Street, the Lincoln Avenue Business District and Village parking lots are swept every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Crawford Avenue, Dempster Street, and Gross Point Road are swept every Tuesday. Main Street is swept every Wednesday. Skokie Boulevard, Old Orchard Road and Golf Road are swept every Thursday. Touhy Avenue, Niles Center Road from Howard to Pratt Avenue and the industrial areas are swept once a month on a Thursday.  Nedians on Main Street, Crawford Avenue, Old Orchard Road and Skokie Boulevard are swept as time and weather permit.


How do I get my leaves collected in the fall? There are two ways to dispose of your leaves. You may rake your leaves to the curb where they are collected once per week. Every street is scheduled for a weekly collection.  However, collection schedules vary due to leaf volume and weather. If you prefer to bag your leaves, Village crews will collect yard waste bags on Wednesdays through mid-November. For additional information, please call the Public Works Department at 847/933-8427.