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: Monday – July 10; Aug 7; Sept 11; Oct 9|
|Alcova Heights||Ashton Heights|
|Arlington Heights||Foxcroft Heights|
|Zone 2: Tuesday – July 11; Aug 8; Sept 12; Oct 10|
|Zone 3: Wednesday – July 12; Aug 9 ; Sept 13; Oct 11|
|Arlington East Falls Church||Yorktown|
|Zone 4: Thursday – July 13; Aug 10; Sept 14; Oct 12|
|Chain Bridge||Rock Spring|
|Country Club Hills/Gulf Branch||Stafford-Albemarle-Glebe|
|Zone 5: Friday – July 14; Aug 11; Sept 15; Oct 13|
|Bellevue Forest||North Highlands|
|Zone 6: Monday – July 17; Aug 14; Sept 18; Oct 16|
|Arlington Ridge/Forest Hills||Long Branch Creek|
|Zone 7: Tuesday – July 18; Aug 15; Sept 19; Oct 17|
|Colonial Village||North Rosslyn|
|Lyon Park||Radnor/Fort Myer Heights|
|Zone 8: Wednesday – July 19; Aug 16; Sept 20; Oct 18|
|Arlington Forest||Columbia Heights West/ Arlington Mill|
|Zone 9: Thursday – July 20; Aug 17; Sept 21; Oct 19|
|Ballston-Virginia Square||Old Dominion|
|Cherry Valley Nature Area||Waverly Hills|
|Zone 10: Friday – July 21; Aug 18; Sept 22; Oct 20|
|Highland Park-Overlee Knolls||Madison Manor|
|John M. Langston||Tara-Leeway Heights|
|Leeway Overlee||Westover Village|
|Zone 11: Monday – July 24; Aug 21; Sept 25; Oct 23|
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.