Bureau of Street Operations
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What We Do

Street Operations (Snow Removal, Lot Cleaning and Weed Cutting)

One of the most recognizable images of the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is that of our Snow Fighting Trucks plowing and salting city roadways during a Chicago snow storm.  In fact, every time our full main fleet of Snow Fighting Trucks does just one pass of our entire route system they have traveled some 9,456 total lane miles. 

Visitors to downtown Chicago might recognize our "Street Ops" personnel as the people who hand sweep street waste or use our familiar "Green Machines" to keep our sidewalks clean.

Most Recent News (Street Operations (Snow Removal, Lot Cleaning and Weed Cutting))

Nov 30, 2016 Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Goes Into Effect December 1
Nov 25, 2016 City's Blue Cart Recycling Program Gets Greener With New Initiatives Aimed At Increasing Participation And Decreasing Contamination
Jul 23, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces City Departments Deliver a Blitz of Services to Back of the Yards Neighborhood
Nov 29, 2015 Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Goes Into Effect December 1
Nov 19, 2015 Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Prepared for First Winter Storm of the Season

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Snow Trucks

 

Snow Clearing/Winter of 2015-2016

Department Main Office

Streets and Sanitation (DSS)