A business improvement area may be the most useful set of tools since the invention of the Swiss Army knife. A combination of maintenance and prevention programs, Downtown Everett’s BIA creates a safe and healthy environment for everyone to enjoy. 


Clean Sidewalks

Armed with brooms and dustpans, BIA cleaning crews sweep away litter and garbage each weekday morning. Cleaners take personal responsibility for ensuring that downtown streets are spotless and welcoming for customers, employees, and residents. 

Clean Alleys

Alleys often create the first impression for downtown employees and professionals as they park and enter their places of employment. Knowing this, BIA cleaning crews make an effort to ensure that alleys are free of garbage and debris each and every day. 

Trash Containers and Ash Urns

Having a place to deposit trash and cigarette butts is an important part of keeping Downtown Everett clean. The BIA maintains trash containers and ash urns on downtown street corners, ensuring that they are never too full and that liners and containers are replaced as needed. Learn more »

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti, like a virus, spreads quickly unless it is contained and removed right away. Armed with powerful solvents and paint spray cans, BIA cleaning crews mount an effective response to vandals and graffiti artists. Learn more »

Special Services

In addition to their regular duties, BIA cleaning crews pull weeds, gather leaves, and alert the City of Everett to important maintenance issues. BIA crews have also been known to lend a hand in cleaning up after holiday parades and other downtown events.