Everett’s Reusable Bag Ordinance (PDF), effective Sept. 30, 2019, prohibits retail establishments from providing consumers thin, single-use plastic carryout bags (less than 2.25 mils in thickness) and requires that retailers charge consumers a minimum of 5 cents for each carryout bag they are provided. The ordinance was approved by the Everett City Council on Dec. 5, 2018, and is intended to reduce waste and protect the environment.
Check back for additional information and resources, as we approach Sept. 30, 2019.
Pick up a FREE bag Pledge to decrease your use of single-use plastics and pick up your FREE reusable bag at our utility billing counter located at 3101 Cedar St. Available while supplies last.
Enter our student art contest K-8 students are invited to show off their artistic talents by entering our “Bring Your Bag, Protect Our Environment” art contest. For details, visit our student art contest page.