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 14 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 2021-2022 Residential Street Sweeping Zone Map.
The frequency of residential zone sweeping was reduced in 2019 from seven to four passes per year due to budgeting. Zones have also been updated to increase efficiency.
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: August 2, October 4, April 4, June 6|
|Clarendon Courthouse||North Highlands|
|Colonial Village||North Rosslyn|
|Lyon Village||Radnor Fort Myer|
|Zone 2: August 3, October 5, April 5, June 7|
|Arlington Mill||Douglas Park|
|Zone 3: August 4, October6, April 6, June 8|
|Columbia Forest||Green Valley (formerly Nauck)|
|Zone 4: August 5, October 7, April 7, June 9|
|Donaldson Run||Old Dominion|
|Zone 5: August 6, October 8, April 8, June 10|
|Country Club Hills/Gulf Branch|
|Zone 6: August 9, October 11, April 11, June 13|
|Boulevard Manor||Madison Manor|
|Zone 7: August 10, October 12, April 12, June 14|
|Arlington Ridge/Forest Hills||Longbranch Creek|
|Zone 8: August 11, October 13, April 13, June 15|
|Arlington East Falls Church||Williamsburg|
|Zone 9: August 12, October 14, April 14, June 16|
|Cherrydale Nature Center||Woodmont|
|Zone 10: August 13, October 15, April 15, June 17|
|Highland Park/Overlee Knolls||Westover Village|
|Zone 11: August 16*, October 18, April 18, June 20|
|Ashton Heights||Lyon Park|
|Ballston-Virginia Square (*Aug. 20 instead of Aug. 16 for Ballston-Virginia Square)||Waycroft Woodlawn|
|Zone 12: August 20*, October 19, April19, June 21 *date change for zone|
|Alcova Heights||Columbia Heights|
|Arlington Heights||Foxcroft Heights|
|Zone 13: August 18, October 20, April 20, June 22|
|Bluemont||Tara Leeway Heights|
|Zone 14: August 19, October 21, April 21, June 23|
|Chainbridge Forest||Stafford Albemarle Glebe|
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 703-228-5000.