January 1, 2023
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The State of Colorado passed the bag fee bill that will go into effect January 1, 2023. This bill requires retailers to charge a 10-cent carryout bag fee per bag.
People who are receiving food assistance from federal, or government programs are not required to pay the bag fee. They must provide evidence of assistance to be exempt.
Local Colorado establishments with 3 or fewer locations.
Grocery stores, major retailers, convenience stores, and major franchises.
The bill was passed to support the effort to reduce plastic waste in Colorado.
A portion of the revenue collected in Wheat Ridge will go to Sustainable Wheat Ridge programs.
BYOB - Bring your own bag.
No, the law does not apply to these places. Most of these have three or less establishments in the state and therefore the law does not apply.
No, HB21-1162 exempts retail food establishments from charging this fee.