Disposable Bag Fee Goes Into Effect on July 1

May 5, 2021 / Comments (0)

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The Denver City Council adopted the Fee on Disposable Bags to reduce environmental impacts and cost to the city caused by disposable bags. A mandatory fee on disposable bags has been shown to significantly reduce the number of disposable bags used.

To help reduce the number of disposable carryout bags used, littered, and landfilled, the Fee on Disposable Bags goes into effect on July 1, and requires retail stores in Denver to charge $0.10 for each disposable bag – plastic, paper, or other material including but not limited to compostable material, provided to customers at checkout. The goal of this is to reduce the impacts and costs of disposable bags in the community and encourage the use of reusable bags.

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