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 Residential Street Sweeping Zone Map.
Beginning July 1, 2019, the frequency of passes were reduced from seven to four passes per year for residential zones due to budget reductions. Residential zones will be swept April, June, August and October. 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:
Note: Zone 8 will be swept on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Zone 9 will be swept on Friday, Oct. 25.
|Zone 1: August 5, October 7, April 6, June 8|
|Clarendon Courthouse||North Highlands|
|Colonial Village||North Rosslyn|
|Lyon Village||Randor Fort Myer|
|Zone 2: August 6, October 8, April 7, June 9|
|Arlington Mill||Douglas Park|
|Zone 3: August 7, October 9, April 8, June 10|
|Zone 4: August 8, October 10, April 9, June 11|
|Donaldson Run||Old Dominion|
|Zone 5: August 9, October 11, April 10, June 12|
|Country Club Hills/Gulf Branch|
|Zone 6: August 12, October 14, April 13, June 15|
|Boulevard Manor||Madison Manor|
|Zone 7: August 13, October 15, April 14, June 16|
|Arlington Ridge/Forest Hills||Longbranch Creek|
|Zone 8: August 14, October 17, April 15, June 17|
|Arlington East Falls Church||Williamsburg|
|Zone 9: August 15, October 25, April 16, June 18|
|Cherrydale Nature Center||Woodmont|
|Zone 10: August 16, October 18, April 17, June 19|
|Highland Park/Overlee Knolls||Westover Village|
|Zone 11: August 19, October 21, April 20, June 22|
|Ashton Heights||Lyon Park|
|Ballston-Virginia Square||Waycroft Woodlawn|
|Zone 12: August 20, October 22, April 21, June 23|
|Chainbridge Forest||Stafford Ablemarle Glebe|
|Zone 13: August 21, October 23, April 22, June 24|
|Alcova Heights||Columbia Heights|
|Arlington Heights||Foxcroft Heights|
|Zone 14: August 22, October 24, April 23, June 25|
|Bluemont||Tara Leeway Heights|
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.