Street Cleaning Temporarily Suspended Three Days
Streets & Sanitation Crews Re-Deployed To Flood Cleanup
Streets & Sanitation personnel are being taken off street sweeping and recycling pickup duties in many areas of the city to assist with the aftermath of the weekend flooding according to an e-mail alert from 33rd ward Alderman Richard Mell’s office.
Streets and San is putting 60 additional garbage trucks on the streets to help with the cleanup.
“In order to generate these 60 extra garbage crews we will be reducing recycling pick-ups and street sweeping for the remainder of the week,” says Streets & Sanitation spokesperson Matt Smith via e-mail. “Both services will be performed in lesser numbers, but once again addressing health and safety issues takes precedence over other operations.”
The street cleaning hiatus began today, Wednesday, July 28th and will continue through Friday, July 30th, depending on the part of the city.
According to Smith, the department will reassess the situation on Monday to see if the hiatus on street cleaning and recycling pickup will continue.
E-mail requests for additional information from the Department of Streets & Sanitation were not returned by late Wednesday.