April 1st and this is No Joke!

April Brings Many Things Besides Showers…the North Sound is buzzing, coming out of winter and into spring. Everyone is busy with projects, “spring cleaning,” yard work, first BBQs, and enjoying being outdoors. Many activities are on tap to help with that and offer help.

Every year we celebrate Earth Day, this year on Friday April 22nd. The City of Marysville is always involved. Join them on Friday, the 22nd at Doleshel Park between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to help plant trees in the park and help restore Allen Creek. It is located at 9028 67th Avenue NE in Marysville. This event is for all ages, rain, or shine. Wearing sturdy boots and work clothes is all you need; they provide the gloves and tools.

To join the tree-planting volunteers, please sign up in advance by emailing [email protected] with your name, email address and how many people you are bringing.

In addition, the city will be distributing free litter pickup kits for residents who want to help clean up their neighborhoods. You will also find information on pet waste tips and the city’s Adopt-A-Street program.

Now, your own spring-cleaning assistance, come to the Clean Sweep & Shred-A-Thon on April 30th. It will take place from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Marysville Public Works, 80 Columbia Avenue.

Clean Sweep:

Marysville residents can bring these items for free disposal or recycling:

  • Garbage (must be bagged)
  • Yard waste (branches, grass, and leaves – no dirt, sod, or rocks)
  • Scrap metal
  • Tires (clean, no wheels, no dirt, or rocks)
  • Batteries – automotive, household and recyclable
  • Appliances
  • Refrigerators or freezers – First 50 accepted free; after 50, $50 disposal fee charged
  • Washers, dryers, stoves & hot water tanks – no limit
  • Electronics and e-waste
  • Computers, laptops, cells phones, tablets
  • Flat screen TVs and monitors
  • Keyboards, mice & peripherals; servers & networking equipment
  • UPS battery backups
  • Telephone equipment
  • AV equipment – DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, stereos
  • Printers, fax machines, scanners
  • Microwaves
  • Holiday lights, wires, cables
  • Remote controls

Do not bring these items:

  • Light bulbs including LED and incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, and compact bulbs
  • Hazardous waste, paint, fuels, oils, and household chemicals
  • Vacuums
  • CRT (cathode ray tube) TVs and CRT monitors – older models made before flat screens
  • Prescription drugs

For disposal options, visit Snohomish County Hazardous Waste or the Snohomish County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Station at 3434 McDougall Avenue in Everett.

Prescription drugs are accepted at Marysville Police Department, 1635 Grove St., during regular business hours (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).

*For City of Marysville residents only. Proof of residency required (driver’s license, state ID or city utility bill). One personal vehicle load per household; no commercial vehicles. No business/commercial waste.


Have you finished your income taxes? Take the opportunity to clean out your files and have unneeded confidential paperwork shredded at the free Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave. You can also bring Styrofoam and bubble wrap for recycling.

Please do not arrive early. The parking lot will not open before 9 a.m. People who arrive after 9:15 a.m. usually get through the line most quickly. The event ends at noon, or earlier if the shred trucks are full.

  • You can bring up to six standard file-size boxes for free shredding.
  • Be prepared to unload your own boxes and take them home afterward.
  • Marysville Sunrise Rotary will accept clean Styrofoam and bubble wrap for recycling.

Donations of nonperishable food and cash to Marysville Community Food Bank are gratefully accepted online at Marysville Food Bank or at the event.


Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.