Citywide spring cleanup set for May 15

Special to the Independent

With April showers putting the halt to the Citywide clean-up last weekend, Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr., the Everett Beautification Committee, Everett Kiwanis, and Recylebank have rescheduled Cleanup Day to Saturday May 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This year’s clean-up will primarily focus on cleanup of area parks and tot lots as well as entryways into the city.

Three ways to help cleanup your city

Volunteer on May 15

The City Sponsored Event will kickoff at 8:00 a.m. Rain or shine. Lunch will be served to volunteers, location to be determined in the morning. Participants are asked to bring work gloves and be prepared to rake leaves or mulch, pickup trash and recyclables, and give the parks a great cleaning. (Please note: local advertisements ask volunteers to sign up, however anyone can volunteer without signing up.)

Go green – help beautify your neighborhood

The City has recently announced the schedule for Yard Waste Pickup. In this spirit of community involvement, there is still time to get the first raking in of the lawn or cleaning up around the house. E-mail photos of your own cleanup efforts to HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]" [email protected], include your name, address, and persons in the photo and the city will publish your photo on the website.

Reduce, reuse, recycle

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Together with our partner Recylebank, Everett enjoys one of the easiest and most rewarding recycling experiences. Remember, you can earn points every time you recycle. If you haven’t signed up for your points use this weekend to go online and signup. This is a great year to teach yourself and your family great recycling habits.

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