Everett firefighters offer to pick up election signs

EVERETT — Firefighters with Everett’s Local 46 again are offering free help getting rid of campaign signs in city limits.

Starting Wednesday, people can bring signs to the union hall parking lot at 2411 Hewitt Ave., where the union has a large trash bin available, Vice President John Gage said.

Off-duty firefighters also will pick up signs throughout main corridors, president Paul Gagnon said. The idea is to collect signs that the union put out, but they’ll also pick up signs for candidates the union didn’t support as well.

Individual candidates can ask that their signs be set aside for them to collect or tossed. They also can opt out of the service.

The pick-up tradition is meant to be a sign of good will after the election, Gagnon said.

The firefighters only can pick up smaller “yard-sized” signs, not large framed ones, Gagnon said.

Any signs set aside at the union hall need to be picked up before Nov. 13 or they will be tossed.

For more information about free sign disposal or pickup in Everett, contact 425-870-4673.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

Police: He made an appointment, then tried to rob the bank

A lawyer is accused of donning a fake beard and telling a teller that a gunman was outside.

Lynnwood robbery leads to lockdown at Edmonds schools

Edmonds police said it was just a precaution as they search around Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Marysville 7-Eleven hit by armed robbers

Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a police dog, but the man couldn’t be found.

In adult court, four teens plead not guilty to murder

Prosecutors allege they worked together to plan and execute a drug robbery in Everett.

2 women struck, injured while crossing busy roads

The first happened Wednesday night in Everett. The second was Thursday morning in Edmonds.

Suspected escort charged with felony assault, robbery

She allegedly told police she shot the man in the head “because he was performing (a sex act) wrong.”

Lives were on the line

After an estimated 350K emergency calls over 35 years, dispatcher Steve Williams is set to retire.

Most Read