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Environmental Services: Adopt-a-Street

Make a visible impact on the local environment - help keep Arlington County a beautiful and clean place to live, work, and visit.


Please follow these tips to be sure that your workday is a safe one.


DON’T pick up broken glass, hypodermic needles or other medical waste directly with unprotected hands.

DON’T pick up liquid or semi-liquid blood, soiled clothing or articles. Report the above items to the Solid Waste Bureau Hotline (703) 228-6570.

DON’T work in the dark or stormy weather.

DON’T try to pick up or move heavy tree limbs and objects.

DON’T overexert yourself. Take breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

DON’T participate under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.


DO sweep the 40 inches from the curb to the street.

DO wear proper clothing, protective gloves, and safety equipment when picking up litter.

DO report damaged signs or dangerous conditions to the Solid Waste Bureau Hotline (703) 228-6570.

DO use a dust pan and broom to sweep up broken glass.

For more information please call the Customer Service Center at 703-228-6570.
Department of Environmental Services in partnership with Department of Technology Services and GIS Mapping Center
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2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611