Did you know that garbage trucks and delivery trucks are prohibited by Chicago law from operating in residential areas after 10 p.m. and before 7 a.m.? When we first moved to Uptown, there were five or six garbage pick-ups on our block every morning between 5:15 and 6:30 a.m.
If you're having a problem with companies violating this statute, you can do one or more of the following steps (we recommend them all):
- Get the name and number of the truck and make a note of what time it came
- Call 911
- Call 311
- Call your local Streets and San office and ask that an inspector be sent out right then to catch them in the act. Even if the inspector doesn't come out, provide him with the information, including the truck number, and as him to call the company with a warning.
- Take photos, with a time stamp on the picture.