Why Street Sweeping?
Street sweeping removes accumulated debris and pollutants such as sand, salt, metals, petroleum products and bacteria before they wash into streams, the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Street sweeping includes both commercial and residential areas. Approximately 814 lane miles are swept countywide.
Street Sweeping Schedule
Arlington’s 59 civic associations have been grouped into 11 street sweeping zones. Street sweeping occurs yearly from April-October. Citizens are asked to move their cars from their streets so that the street sweepers can provide more effective sweeping. View the Residential Street Sweeping Zone Map .
Street Sweeping Checklist
- Check the online schedule for your zone’s street sweeping day.
- Prepare your street:
- Street sweeping hours are from approximately 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Make sure to move your car to a driveway or garage on your scheduled day.
- If you have any trees on your property that overhang to the curb, try to prune any low hanging limbs. Do not prune any limbs on trees between the sidewalk and the curb as these may be publicly-owned trees.
- Remind your neighbors about street sweeping day.
- Sign up for our street sweeping and leaf season listserv email updates:
|Zone 1: July 9; August 6; September 10; October 8|
|Alcova Heights||Ashton Heights|
|Arlington Heights||Foxcroft Heights|
|Zone 2: July 10; August 7; September 11; October 9|
|Zone 3: July 11; August 8; September 12; October 10|
|Arlington East Falls Church||Yorktown|
|Zone 4: July 12; August 9; September 13; October 11|
|Chain Bridge||Rock Spring|
|Country Club Hills/Gulf Branch||Stafford-Albemarle-Glebe|
|Zone 5: July 13; August 10; September 14; October 12|
|Bellevue Forest||North Highlands|
|Zone 6: July 16; August 13; September 17; October 15|
|Arlington Ridge/Forest Hills||Long Branch Creek|
|Zone 7: July 17; August 14; September 18; October 16|
|Colonial Village||North Rosslyn|
|Lyon Park||Radnor/Fort Myer Heights|
|Zone 8: July 18; August 15; September 19; October 17|
|Arlington Forest||Columbia Heights West/ Arlington Mill|
|Zone 9: July 19; August 16; September 20; October 18|
|Ballston-Virginia Square||Old Dominion|
|Cherry Valley Nature Area||Waverly Hills|
|Zone 10: July 20; August 17; September 21; October 19|
|Highland Park-Overlee Knolls||Madison Manor|
|John M. Langston||Tara-Leeway Heights|
|Leeway Overlee||Westover Village|
|Zone 11: July 23; August 20; September 24; October 22|
Street Sweeping Requests
Do you know of an area that could benefit from street sweeping, or have you spotted debris along our streets? Contact Daniel Gray with your street sweeping request. Be sure to include a detailed description of the location.
Litter control includes hand and vacuum collection of debris along predetermined routes, primarily business and commercial areas, and heavily traveled pedestrian routes. For additional information or requests, call 703-228-6570.