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 .
Beginning on July 1, 2019, the frequency of passes will be reduced from seven to four passes for residential zones due to budget reductions. Residential zones will be swept four times per fiscal year — August, October, April and June. Zones will also be 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: April 8; May 6; June 10|
|Alcova Heights||Ashton Heights|
|Arlington Heights||Foxcroft Heights|
|Zone 2: April 9; May 7; June 11|
|Zone 3: April 10; May 8; June 12|
|Arlington East Falls Church||Yorktown|
|Zone 4: April 11; May 9; June 13|
|Chain Bridge||Rock Spring|
|Country Club Hills/Gulf Branch||Stafford-Albemarle-Glebe|
|Zone 5: April 12; May 10; June 14|
|Bellevue Forest||North Highlands|
|Zone 6: April 15; May 13; June 17|
|Arlington Ridge/Forest Hills||Long Branch Creek|
|Zone 7: April 16; May 14; June 18|
|Colonial Village||North Rosslyn|
|Lyon Park||Radnor/Fort Myer Heights|
|Zone 8: April 17; May 15; June 19|
|Arlington Forest||Columbia Heights West/ Arlington Mill|
|Zone 9: April 18; May 16; June 20|
|Ballston-Virginia Square||Old Dominion|
|Cherry Valley Nature Area||Waverly Hills|
|Zone 10: April 19; May 17; June 21|
|Highland Park-Overlee Knolls||Madison Manor|
|John M. Langston||Tara-Leeway Heights|
|Leeway Overlee||Westover Village|
|Zone 11: April 22; May 20; June 24|
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.