Street Sweeping

Why Street Sweeping? sweeper truck

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 Preparation 

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 in July 2019, the frequency of passes were reduced from seven to four passes per year for residential zones due to budget reductions. Residential zones are now swept April, June, August and October. Zone borders were also updated to increase efficiency.

Street Sweeping Checklist

  1. Check the online schedule for your zone’s street sweeping day.
  2. Prepare your street:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  3. Remind your neighbors about street sweeping day.
  4. Sign up for street sweeping and leaf season listserv email updates in the box to the right on this webpage.

2021-2022 Schedule

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
Barcroft Forest Glen
Buckingham

 

Zone 3: August 4, October 6, April 6, June 8
Claremont Fairlington
Columbia Forest Green Valley (formerly Nauck)

 

Zone 4: August 5, October 7, April 7, June 9
Donaldson Run Old Dominion
Dover Crystal Riverwood

 

Zone 5: August 6, October 8, April 8, June 10
Arlingwood Old Glebe
Belleview Forest Rivercrest
Country Club Hills/Gulf Branch

 

Zone 6: August 9, October 11, April 11, June 13
Arlington Forest Glencarlyn
Boulevard Manor Madison Manor

 

Zone 7: August 10, October 12, April 12, June 14
Arlington Ridge/Forest Hills Longbranch Creek
Aurora Highlands

 

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 Waverly Hills
Cherrydale Nature Center Woodmont
Maywood

 

Zone 10: August 13, October 15, April 15, June 17
Glebewood Leeway Overlee
Highland Park/Overlee Knolls Westover Village
Langston Brown

 

Zone 11: August 16, October 18, October 22* April 18, June 20
Ashton Heights Lyon Park
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
Arlington View Penrose

 

Zone 13: August 18, October 20, April 20, June 22
Bluemont Tara Leeway Heights
Dominion Hills

 

Zone 14: August 19, October 21, April 21, June 23
Chainbridge Forest Stafford Albemarle Glebe
Rocksprings Yorktown

 

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

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.

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