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Reusable Bag Ordinance

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.

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  1. Residents
  2. Businesses

Learn more
View our postcard in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) and read FAQs for Residents for more information on the Reusable Bag Ordinance.

Pick up a FREE bag 
Pledge to use less plastic and pick up your FREE reusable bag. Bags are available while supplies last at our utility billing counter (3101 Cedar St.), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.