Street Cleaning

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Street cleaning is conducted from March 1 to December 15 to eliminate litter, debris and leaves from the streets.

2018 Schedule


Parking signage indicates the specific days and times that parking restrictions are in place (i.e. First Thursday of Month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Please park according to the posted street signage. Signs are posted at the beginning and end of each block.

New this year, Residential Zone 4, located south of Main Street, will be swept once per month on the fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of the month, instead of the fourth Thursday and Friday. This includes former Residential Special Zone 4 areas. Streets signs will be updated in the coming weeks to reflect the changes.

Schedule for Streets with Parking on Both Sides

Primary Routes are cleaned twice per month. Residential Streets are cleaned once per month. View the 2018 street cleaning map and schedule for streets with parking on both sides.

Horario de limpieza de calles de dos direcciones.


Schedule for Streets with Parking on One Side Only

Streets with parking on one side only have their own street cleaning schedule, and are cleaned once each month on Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. View the 2018 street cleaning map and schedule for streets with parking on one side only.

Horario de limpieza de calles de una dirección.


Sign Up for Text/Email Alerts

The City offers courtesy text message and email notifications to remind community members to move their vehicles.

Sign up for text/email street cleaning notifications.

Notifications are sent one to two days prior to the actual street cleaning day.  View the maps above to determine which street cleaning zone you live in or call/text 847-448-4311.

Street Cleaning Rules and Information

The City of Evanston's street cleaning season runs from March 1 through December 15. Residents are asked to abide by the street cleaning schedule found on existing street signs.

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 cleaned 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.

No Parking

Illegally parked cars in One-sided Street Cleaning areas may be subject to a ticket and towing charge. For all other street cleaning areas, only tickets will be issued. The ticket for violating the street cleaning ordinance is $35. After 10 days, it increases to $65. If the vehicle is towed, then there will also be a tow charge of  $145 plus storage charges when the resident picks up his or her vehicle from North Shore Towing. 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.

To report a missed street cleaning, click here>>>

Residents are also reminded that raking debris into the streets is illegal. Violators will be fined. 

*Disclaimer: The City of Evanston offers the text/email notification system as a service to subscribers. By subscribing to the text/email notification system you agree and acknowledge that the City does not guarantee successful delivery of messages transmitted via the text/email notification system, and that the City does not guarantee the accuracy of message content. You further agree and acknowledge that the City will not be liable to any subscriber or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use of information transmitted via the text/email notification system. Subscribers are reminded to review and follow all rules and regulations as posted on street signs and as published in the Evanston City Code. Cell phone providers may charge subscribers for delivery of messages. 

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