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*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2024
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT RECYCLED MATERIAL OR OTHER POST-CONSUMER CONTENT
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
CARRYOUT BAG THAT IS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED FOR AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTRY FICE USE, CAN CARRY AT LEAST TWENTY TWO POUNDS OVER A DISTANCE OF ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE FEET, HAS STITCHED HANDLES, AND IS MADE OF CLOTH, FIBER, OR OTHER FABRIC OR A RECYCLED MATERIAL SUCH AS POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
LAW BANS SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAS AND POLYSRYRENE PACKAGING STARTING ON 1/1/24. BEFORE THE BAN TAKES PLACE BUSINESSES IMPACTED WILL NEED TO START IMPLEMENTING A 10 CENT BAG FEE ON 1/1/23.
Updated as of
7/27/2021
*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2022
Stores Affected
All business establishments except "a small store that operates solely in CO, has 3 or fewer locations in the state, and is not part of a franchise, corporation or partnership that has phusical locations outside of CO."
Paper Bag Requirements
A carryout bag made from 100% recycled material or other post consumer content.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A CARRYOUT BAG THAT IS DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED FOR AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE USES, CAN CARRY AT LEAST TWENTY-TWO POUNDS OVER A DISTANCE OF ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE FEET, HAS STITCHED HANDLES, AND IS MADE OF CLOTH, FIBER, OR OTHER FABRIC OR A RECYCLED MATERIAL SUCH AS POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET).
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
A store is required to remit, on a quarterly basis beginning January 1, 2022, 60% of the carryout bag fee revenues to the municipality or county within which the store is located and may retain the remaining 40% of the carryout bag fee revenues.
Updated as of
7/6/2021
Aspen
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2012
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.20
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly and that is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, and has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses and has the capability of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/28/12
Avon
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; 2. Is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; 3. Is at least two and one-quarter (2.25) mils thick if made from plastic; and 4. Has the capability of carrying a minimum of eighteen pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
For the first year, for Retailers with 4,000 sq.ft. or more of retail space, will be required to remit 80% of the Disposable Paper Bag Fee to the Town and may retain 20% of the Fee, then 100% will be remitted to the Town. Retailers with less than 4,000 sq.ft. of retail space are allowed to retain 100% of the Disposable Paper Bag Fee.
Updated as of
11/1/2017
Boulder
Status
Fee only, No ban
Enforcement Date
7/1/2013
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores, Exempt: Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
$0.10 fee for paper and plastic bags
Updated as of
1/11/2013
Breckenridge
Status
Fee only, No ban
Enforcement Date
10/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A plastic bag that is at least 2.25 mil thick or a bag made of canvas, woven polypropylene, or similar types of durable materials.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
IF YOUR STORE GIVES OUT A PLASTIC BAG THAT IS LESS THAN 2.25 MIL THICK, THEN YOU MUST CHARGE THE FEE; Every retail store required to collect the disposable bag fee shall display a sign in a location outside or inside of the store, viewable by customers, alerting customers to the town of Breckenridge's disposable bag fee. (Ord. 6, Series 2013)
Updated as of
9/18/2015
Carbondale
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2012
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.20
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly and that is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, and has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses and has the capability of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/28/12
Crested Butte
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
 must be manufactured with 40 percent recycled content and must be 100 percent recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is specifically intended for multiple reuse and is made of cloth, fiber or other machine washable fabrics that is at least 2.25 mil thick, and capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds with at least 75 uses per bag.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/9/2016
Denver
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2021
Stores Affected
ALL RETAIL STORES, INCLUDING GROVERY STORES, DEPARTMENT STORES, LIQUOR STORES AND HARDWARE STORES. EXCEPTIONS INCLUDE BUSINESSES WHERE RETAIL IS NOT MAIN REVENUE GENERATOR, LIKE BEAUTY SALONS OR RESTAURANTS. TEMPORARY VENDORS, LIKE FARMERS MARKETS, WONT HAVE TO CHANGE, EITHER; DISPENSARIES ARE EXEMPT BECAUSE THEIR LITTLE PAPER BAGS ARE TOO SMALL TO FALL INTO THIS ORDINANCE
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
7/27/2021
Dillon
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/1/2021
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
Discretionary
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag that is: A. Designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; B. Is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; C. That is at least two and one-quarter (2.25) mil thick if made from plastic; D. Has a minimum lifetime of at least seventy five (75) uses; and E. Has the capability of carrying a minimum of eighteen (18) pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
signage required; fee is up to each store
Updated as of
1/26/2021
Fort Collins
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2022
Stores Affected
Grocery stores only
Paper Bag Requirements
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.12
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Additional Information
find ordinance
Updated as of
4/14/2021
Frisco Town
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2021
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
At least 40% PCR
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag made of canvas, woven polypropylene, or similar types of durable materials.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Required signage. Restaurants exempt from the $0.35 fee and can continue using their current takeout and delivery containers.
Updated as of
8/31/2021
Louisville
Status
Not Ban, Just Fee
Enforcement Date
1/1/2022
Stores Affected
All Business Establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
25 cents per every paper or plastic bag used at checkout
Updated as of
12/28/2021
Nederland
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2015
Stores Affected
Retail Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
paper bag that is 100 percent recyclable and contains at least 40 percent post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag that is at least 2.25 millimeters thick. Is made from a matereial that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses. Has the capability of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Disposable bag fee
Updated as of
9/21/2021
Ridgeway
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
minimum of 40 percent recycled content and 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, are made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, are at least 2.25 mils thick if made from plastic, and can carry a minimum of 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Ridgeway will be the first community in Colorado to not only ban plastic bags in grocery stores and retail stores, but also ban plastic bags used inside stores, such as fruit and veggie bags, bags at the hardware store, and those used for packaging at restaurants
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Steamboat Springs
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2019
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.20
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag that is (a) Designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; and (b) Is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; and (c) That is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic; and (d) Has a minimum lifetime of seventy five uses; and (e) Has the capability of carrying a minimum of eighteen pounds
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Telluride
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2011
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is specifically intended for multiple reuse and is made of cloth, fiber or other machine washable fabrics that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Signage required; only grocery stores have to charge a fee. Businesses can also but at their discretion.
Updated as of
9/18/2015
Vail
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/1/2015
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; 2. Is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; 3. Is at least two and one-quarter (2.25) mils thick if made from plastic; and 4. Has the capability of carrying a minimum of eighteen pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
3/5/2015