It makes so much sense that it’s hard to believe grid-based garbage collection is actually happening. The Department of Streets and Sanitation announced today that several wards on the city’s North Side will be the first to switch from the current system, which follows non-linear ward geography, to grid-based routes bordered by main streets and natural boundaries.
During the week of June 11, residents in Wards 40, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50 and a portion of 44 can anticipate changes to their regularly weekly garbage collection schedule. Streets and San will distribute notifications on garbage carts during the week of June 4 to inform individuals of their new garbage collection day of service.
Compare current and future service in the maps below.