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Statewide Legislationtop

Status
Inactive
Ordinance
SB 5432
Notes
Prohibits retail stores from providing a carryout bag to a consumer unless the carryout bag is a compostable plastic carryout bag, a recyclable paper carryout bag, or a reusable carryout bag. In Senate; By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Updated
January 04, 2018

Bainbridge Islandtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
04/18/2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Comply Date
11/01/2012
Ordinance
2012-06
More Information
Updated
April 22, 2012

Bellinghamtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/25/2011
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 thick and recyclable.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 4.0 mil thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail Establishment” means any person, including any corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization or individual that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials including without limitation, clothing, food or personal items of any kind directly to the customer. Retail establishment includes without limitation, grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, …view more stores, restaurants, liquor stores, catering trucks and any other retail store or vendor. view less
Fees
Paper Tax: $0.05 per bag.
Comply Date
08/01/2012
Ordinance
19147
More Information
Updated
August 15, 2012

Edmondstop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/27/2009
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail Establishment” means any commercial business facility engaged in the sale of goods to consumers for the ultimate consumption.
Fees
None
Comply Date
07/27/2010
Ordinance
No 3749, Ch. 6.8
More Information
Updated
April 20, 2012

Ellensburgtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
11/07/2016
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that has a manufacturer’s stated capacity of oneeighth barrel (882 cubic inches) and meets the following requirements: 1. Contains at least forty percent post-consumer recycled content; 2. Is one hundred percent recyclable; and 3. Displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
Reusable bag means a bag that: I. Is washable, whether by machine or hand; and 2. If made from plastic, is a minimum of2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly to a customer. …view more include but are not limited to clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, home decor stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this chapter. view less
Fees
Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag
Comply Date
01/01/2018
Ordinance
4750
More Information
Updated
March 02, 2018

Everetttop

Status
Approved
Status Date
12/06/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. view less
Fees
Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag
Comply Date
09/30/2019
Ordinance
1810-46 (Title 8.21)
Updated
February 28, 2019

Friday Harbortop

Status
Approved
Status Date
01/01/2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick
Paper Summary
“Recycled paper bag” means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale that meets all of the following requirements: 1.�Except as provided in subsection (B)(2) of this section, the bag contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 2.�An eight-pound capacity or smaller bag contains a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 3.�The bag is recyclable; and 4.�Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Reusable Definition
“Reusable bag” means a bag with handles that is designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either (1) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization, or individual that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer. Retail establishment includes, without limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor …view more restaurant, catering truck, convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor. view less
Comply Date
04/01/2017
Ordinance
Bill 1618, Code 8.14
Notes
Town meeting held and ordinance presented.
More Information
Updated
March 02, 2018

Gig Harbortop

Status
Approved
Status Date
12/10/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick
Paper Summary
“Recycled paper bag” means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale that meets all of the following requirements: 1. the bag contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 3. The bag is recyclable in the curb side recycling program; and 4. Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Reusable Definition
“Reusable bag” means a bag with handles that is designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either (1) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization, or individual that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer. Retail establishment includes, without limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor …view more restaurant, catering truck, convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor. view less
Comply Date
04/18/2019
Ordinance
1398 (Article 27)
More Information
Updated
February 28, 2019

Issaquahtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
03/01/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
03/01/2013
Ordinance
2692
Notes
Large Retailers comply date: March 1, 2013. Small retailers comply date: March 1, 2014
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Updated
July 15, 2012

Kirklandtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/01/2015
Paper Summary
Requirements: Recyclable paper bag means a paper carryout bag that meets the 200 following requirements: (1) contains a minimum average of 40 percent 201 post-consumer recycled materials; (2) the paper carryout bag is 202 accepted for recycling in the City’s recycling and composting program; 203 and (3) displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the 204 outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
Reusable bag means a bag made of cloth, fabric or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for longterm multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which, for the purposes of this section, means the capability of loading, carrying and unloading a minimum of 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet a minimum of 125 times; and 2. Is machine washable.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organization that sells or provides merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks, food assistance programs and organizations providing services specifically for low income households are not considered to be retail establishments for purposes of KMC Chapter 16.05 until March 1, 2017. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on paper bags
Comply Date
03/01/2016
Ordinance
0-4477
More Information
Updated
December 02, 2015

Laceytop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/13/2014
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Not Defined
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
07/13/2014
Updated
February 13, 2014

Mukilteotop

Status
Approved
Status Date
12/21/2011
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail Establishment” means any commercial business facility engaged in the sale of goods to consumers for the ultimate consumption.
Fees
None
Comply Date
01/01/2013
Ordinance
1294 and 1299
More Information
Updated
April 20, 2012

Olympiatop

Status
Approved
Status Date
10/22/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
07/01/2014
More Information
Updated
October 22, 2013

Port Townsendtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/02/2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Not defined
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
11/01/2012
Ordinance
3076
More Information
Updated
July 12, 2012

Quil Ceda Villagetop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/01/2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Comply Date
01/01/2018
Ordinance
8.03 (2017-032)
More Information
Updated
December 23, 2017

San Juan County (Unicorporated)top

Status
Approved
Status Date
10/25/2016
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Comply Date
05/01/2017
Ordinance
10-2016
More Information
Updated
November 02, 2016

Seattletop

Status
Approved
Status Date
12/19/2011
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Not defined
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag.
Comply Date
07/01/2012
Ordinance
123775 Chapter 21.36
More Information
Updated
April 20, 2012

Shorelinetop

Status
Approved
Status Date
04/29/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Not defined.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag.
Comply Date
02/01/2014
Ordinance
653
More Information
Updated
May 02, 2013

Snohomishtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/20/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Recycled paper carryout bag means a paper carryout bag provided by a store to a customer at the point-of-sale that meets all of the following requirements:1.?Except as provided in subsection (C)(2) of this section, the paper carryout bag contains at least an average of forty (40) percent postconsumer recycled materials;2.?An eight (8) pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of twenty (20) percent postconsumer recycled material;3.?The paper carryout bag is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in a majority of households that have access to curbside recycling programs in the City;4.?The paper carryout bag is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM) Standard D6400, as published in Master Environmental 5.?Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Reusable Definition
Reusable carryout bag means a bag made of cloth or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements:1.?Has a minimum lifetime of one hundred twenty-five (125) uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capacity of carrying a minimum of twenty-two (22) pounds one hundred twenty-five (125) times 2.?Is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; and 3.?If made of film plastic, in a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business, facility, vendor, organization or individual that sells or provides merchandise, goods, or materials, including, without limitation, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer: retail establishment includes, by way of example, and not limitation, any grocery store, department …view more hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, catering truck, convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor, including temporary ones at farmers markets, street fairs, and festivals. view less
Fees
$0.10 on paper bags
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
Chapter 8.21
More Information
Updated
July 10, 2019

Tacomatop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/12/2016
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any corporation that sells or provides merchandise, goods, or materials, including, without limiting, clothing, food, or personal items of any kind, directly to a customer: retail establishment includes, by way of example and not limitation, any grocery store, department store, hardware store, pharmacy, liquor store, restaurant, catering …view more convenience store, and any other retail store or vendor, including temporary ones at farmers markets, street fairs, and festivals. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
07/12/2017
Ordinance
28367
Notes
On February 24, 2016 the City of Tacoma’s Infrastructure, Planning and Sustainability Committee held meeting to review the city wide survey. The recommendation is they presue a city ban on plastic bags and $0.05 fee on paper.
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Updated
August 02, 2016

Thurston Countytop

Status
Approved
Status Date
09/17/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Not Defined
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
07/01/2014
Notes
8/212013 Reviewing in their August meeting, expecting to set a proposal review in late September. 5/13/2013 Currently in the process of forming a team to start to draft a county-wide proposal. 1/2013 WA Solid Waste Reduction finalized a report recommending the Cities within Thurston County adapt a bag ban ordinance.
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Updated
September 26, 2013

Tumwatertop

Status
Approved
Status Date
09/17/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Paper bag must have a manufacture’s stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Not Defined
Stores Affected
“Retail establishment” means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly …view more a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Comply Date
07/01/2014
Ordinance
02013-016
More Information
Updated
September 26, 2013

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