Pack it in, pack it out

Many of our parks do not have trash receptacles, so please take your trash and recyclables with you to help us keep your parks clean and beautiful! 

Why pack it out?

Packing out what you pack in is good for your parks and the environment! Help us keep parks beautiful and our environment healthy for all to enjoy by bringing your trash with you to throw away and recycle at home. 

The less time staff need to spend on picking up trash in our parks means they'll have more time for things like mowing grass, beautifying landscapes, maintaining playgrounds, cleaning and repairing restrooms and working on park improvement projects.

Less litter in our parks :


Allows staff time to keep our parks beautiful


Saves money on disposal fees


Protects wildlife and ecosystems


Helps keep parks clean for all to enjoy


Protects Everett's many waterways

About Everett parks

Everett Parks staff work hard year-round to keep your parks maintained and beautiful for all to enjoy. By packing out what you pack in, Parks staff can spend less time picking up trash, and more time beautifying Everett's parks and open spaces! 


There are 45 parks and open spaces in Everett that are maintained by Parks staff

Trash receptacle

There are a total of 60 trash receptacles at those parks and open spaces


Parks staff pick up about 100 tons of litter and trash every year 

Parks staff dedicate about 3,400 hours to keeping your parks maintained 

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