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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.

Adopt-A-Street Members

  • Anderson Academy
  • Christopher Kane
  • Clear Conscience
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Diligent Light
  • Gregory Morrison
  • Honore Tchou
  • Jessica Keybl
  • Olson Weaver Design/Install LLC
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace
  • OUTstanding ERG
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

The Adopt-A-Street is designed to support litter control and storm water management throughout Arlington, while providing residents with an opportunity to do something positive for the community by volunteering to keep our neighborhood clean.

It’s Easy!

Individuals or groups may "adopt" a specific section of road pledging to keep the street, curb, and storm drain free of trash and debris, for a commitment of 1 year with duties performed on a quarterly basis. In return, the Solid Waste Bureau provides free street cleaning supplies and sweeping debris pickup

Sign Up:

View map of street available to adopt

Sign up to 'adopt' your desired section of road (streets, intersections, etc)


  • Sweep the curb, gutter lines, and wheelchair accessibility ramps of the adopted street, on a quarterly basis
  • Remove litter along the adopted street, on a quarterly basis or as needed
  • Schedule a pick-up for sweeping debris to be collected by DES staff
  • Update the tasks you completed of your street adopting duties, each quarter
  • Report any of the following hazardous conditions, as needed, along the adopted street:

Downed Power Lines 1-888-667-3000
Street Light Outages 703-228-6511 or Street Light Report Form
Damaged/Missing Street Signs 703-228-6570
Potholes or Damaged Streets/Sidewalks 703-228-6570 or Residential Maintenance Report Form
Weeds in the Drain 703-228-6570

Why Adopt-A-Street?

Recognizing the importance of a Trash Free Potomac River, the Adopt-A-Street Program supports the Potomac River Watershed Trash Treaty.

Trash & Litter… Adopt-A-Street…
Is a significant source of pollution Manages storm water pollution, helping to keep local streams and the Chesapeake Bay clean
Degrades the quality of life for citizens & visitors Reduces litter
Severely degrades our visual landscape Provides cleaner streets and neighborhoods, reaching areas that County services cannot clean
For more information please call the Customer Service Center at 703-228-5000.
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