Everett, WA Business Owners Partner Together to Make it Easier to Recycle Downtown

June 23, 2011

Downtown Everett

Recycling cans and bottles in downtown Everett

Can and bottles go in the blue barrel, trash in the brown...

Got this message from City of Everett Spokesperson Kate Reardon today about an effort to make downtown Everett a little greener…
EVERETT – Next time you’re walking through downtown Everett with an empty soda can or plastic water bottle, toss it in one of the blue recycling containers instead of a regular garbage can.

The City has partnered with 16 local businesses to make the project possible. The 16 sponsor businesses manage the weekly collection of the recyclables.

Last year, the City launched its “Live Green Downtown” project which provides pedestrians with the option to recycle cans and bottles at 10 different sidewalk locations. This month, the City expanded the program by placing 6 additional recycling containers in downtown Everett.

Each container has the capacity to recycle up to 24 gallons, which equates to about 100 cans or bottles. If every container is filled to capacity each week, the total recycling would be 1,600 recycled cans and bottles per week or 83,200 recyclables annually.

“This creative partnership provides an opportunity to enhance our environment in our downtown core,” Mayor Ray Stephanson said. “We appreciate our partner businesses.”

The business partners are:

n Bargreen’s

n Stewart Title

n Wicked Cellars

n Rubatino

n Cascade Bank

n Café Zippy

n Pave Specialty Bakery

n Mermaid Café

n Brooklyn Brothers Pizza

n Prohibition Grille

n Port Gardner Bay Winery

n Kennedy’s Place Bistro

n Comcast Arena

n Edward D. Hansen Conference Center

n 90.7 KSER Independent Public Radio

n Schack Art Center

For more information on how to become a sponsor, contact Jack Harris, city recycling coordinator, at 425-257-8988 or jharris@ci.everett.wa.us

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