Here you’ll find the Washington DC street sweeping schedule and related info… like the sweeping map, when holidays affect street sweeping, and what to do if you get a ticket.
DC is on the East Coast and is southwest of Baltimore and southeast of Pittsburgh.
If you live on or park near the border of DC and one of these other cities, make sure you check out the sweeping schedule for those cities too.
DC Street Sweeping Schedule
There are multiple ways to find your street sweeping schedule if you live in DC.
- Check the signage posted on your street. You’ll see white signs with red lettering describing when you must move your vehicle for street sweeping.
- If you live on a public street (and the city is responsible for sweeping it) you can find your sweep day by visiting https://dpw.dc.gov/service/street-sweeping-scheduled
- If you live in a private community, gated community, or homeowners association (HOA) then it’s likely that your street cleaning is performed by a private sweeping company (not the city). Contact your HOA representative to find out the schedule.
DC Street Sweeping Map
Click the image below to see the DC street cleaning map.
Holiday Schedule for DC Street Sweeping
- Monday, January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
- Monday, February 20, 2023 Presidents Day
- Monday, May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
- Monday, July 4, 2023 Independence Day
- Monday, September 4, 2023 Labor Day
- Friday, November 10, 2023 Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 23, 2023 Thanksgiving Day
- Friday, November 24, 2023 Day after Thanksgiving
- Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day (Observed)
City of DC Twitter Updates
Follow the city of DC on Twitter @DCDPW for more updates
Does SWEEP need to blitz your block? Take a picture, tag us, or shoot us a DM and we’ll get a team over to enforce and educate residents on proper sanitation regulations.— DC Department of Public Works (@DCDPW) December 17, 2020
What time does the sweeper pass?
Check the posted street signs for the times of when the sweeper will pass.
Does the Street Sweeper Pass on Rainy Days?
It depends. On days with light rain, the sweeper may still sweep. If there is heavy rain, street sweeping will be canceled.
Get a Parking Ticket (Citation)?
DC parking tickets are typically $45.
Contact for Street Cleaning Division
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: (202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: (202) 673-6833
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
If there’s a change to the DC street sweeping schedule it’s a good idea to check if your trash pickup schedule has been impacted too. There’s a chance it may be on a different day because of a holiday or harsh weather.
Did we miss something?
If you’re looking for a street sweeping or cleaning schedule that isn’t listed here, please let us know in the comments.
Also, occasionally our information gets out of date… if that happens, kindly let us know in the comments and we’ll get the schedule updated. Thanks!