Single-Use Bag Bans & Fees (U.S.A)

Alaska

Bethel……………………..…………………………….Ban went into effect in September 2010. 

Cordova …………………………………….………………Ban on plastic bags October 2016.

Homer..………Bag ban August 2012. Repeal passed by a narrow margin in October 2013.

Hooper Bay …………………………………………………….Bag ban effective August 2010.

Arizona

Bisbee………………………………………………………………Ban effective April 22, 2014.

California (entire state)

In November 2016 voters upheld SB270, the statewide bag ban.  Single-use plastic bags are banned in grocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience and liquor stores.

Colorado

Aspen……………………………………………………………………Ban effective May 2012.

Boulder…………………………………………………..Ten cents bag fee effective July 2013.

Carbondale………………………………………………….Bag ban effective as of May 2012.

Crested Butte……………………………………………Ban ban effective September 1, 2018.

Fort Collins………………………………………….Five cent fee effective as of April 1, 2015.

Telluride……………………………………………………Bag ban effective as of March 2011.

Vail…………………………………………………………Bag ban in effect as of August 2015.

Connecticut

Westport………………………….…………………..Bag ban in effect as of September 2008.

District of Columbia

Washington……………………………………..Five cent fee on all carryout bags June 2009.

Hawaii

Hawaii County…………………………………………………….Bag ban as of January 2012.

Honolulu County………………………………………………..Bag ban effective July 1, 2015.

Kauai County………………………………………….Bag ban effective on January 11, 2011.

Maui County………………………………………………Bag ban effective January 11, 2011.

Illinois

Chicago…………………………………………………………………..Bag ban August 2016.    (Small independent or non-franchise stores and restaurants will not be affected. )

Evanston…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective August 1, 2015.

Maine

Falmouth………Five cent fee per bag in the six largest retail stores. Effective April 1, 2016.

Freeport……………………………………………….Bag ban effective September 12, 2016.

Kennebunk………………………………………………..Bag ban effective October 15, 2016.

Portland…………Five cent fee per single-use bag in grocery stores effective April 15, 2015.

South Portland………………………………………….Five cent fee effective March 1, 2016.

York……………………………………………………………………………Bag ban effective March 3, 2016.

Maryland

Montgomery County……………Five cent minimum fee requirement effective January 2012.

Chestertown…………………………….…………………….Bag bag effective January, 2012.  

Massachusetts

Adams……………………………………………………….Bag ban effective March 30, 2017.

Amherst……………………………………………………..Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Aquinnah……………………………………………………Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Barnstable………………………………………….…….Bag ban effective September 3, 2016.

Bourne……………………………………………….………Bag ban effective January 1, 2018.

Bridgewater…………………………………………….Bag ban effective September 4, 2016.

Brookline…………………………………………………Bag ban effective December 1, 2013.

Cambridge…………………….………………………………………………Bag ban March 2015.

Chilmark…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Concord…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2016.

Edgartown………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Falmouth…………………………………………………………………Bag ban effective 2016.

Framingham………………………………………….…….Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Great Barrington………………………………………………Bag Ban effective January 2014.

Hamilton……………………………………………………….Bag ban effective July 27, 2016.

Harwich……………………………………………..…………..Bag ban effective May 4, 2016.

Ipswich……………………………………………Bag ban in retail stores effective May 2017.

Lee……………………………………………………………..Bag ban effective May 12, 2017.

Lenox………………………………………………………………Bag ban effective June 2017.

Marblehead……………………………………….………………………Bag ban effective 2015.

Mashpee…………………………………………………………………Bag ban effective 2017.

Nantucket……………………………………………..….Non-biodegradable bag ban in 1990.

Newburyport……….………………………………….…………………Bag ban effective 2015.

Newton………………………………………………………….Bag ban effective in July 2015.

Northampton……………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2016.

Plymouth………………………………………………………..….……Bag ban effective 2017.

Salem……………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2018.

Sandwich……………………………………………….Bag ban effective November 28, 2017.

Somerville………………………………………………….Bag ban effective August 24, 2016.

Tisbury………………………….……………..……………Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Truro………………………………………………………..….Bag ban effective June 1, 2016.

Watertown………………………..…………………………………….Bag ban effective 2017.

Wellesley……………………………………….…………..Bag  ban effective January 1, 2017.

Wellfleet…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2016.

West Tisbury………………………………………………..Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

Williamstown………………………………………………….Bag ban passed in May of 2015.

Minnesota

Minneapolis…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective June 1, 2017.

New Jersey

Longport………………………………………..……10 cent fee effective November 20, 2015.

New Mexico

Santa Fe………………………………………………………Bag ban effective June 28, 2015.

Silver City………………………………………………..Bag ban effective December 8, 2014.

New York

East Hampton Town………………………………….Bag ban effective September 22, 2015.

East Hampton Village……………………….……………….Bag ban effective February 2012.

Hastings-on-Hudson……………………………….……………………Bag ban effective 2015.

Larchmont………………………………………………….Bag ban effective October 1, 2013.

Mamaroneck…………………………………………………………….Bag ban effective 2013.

New Castle…………………………………………………Bag ban effective January 1, 2017.

New Paltz Village………………………………….………………Bag ban effective April 2015.

New York City………………………..………….Five cent bag fee effective October 1, 2016.

Patchogue Village…………………………………………Bag ban effective September 2016.

Rye…………………….……………………….………………..Bag ban effective May 7, 2012.

Southampton Town………………………….…………………Bag ban effective April 22, 2015

Suffolk County………………..…………..………….Five cent fee effective January 1, 2018.

North Carolina

Hyde, Currituck and Dare Counties…………….……………………..Bag ban effective 2010.

Oregon

Corvallis…………………………………………………….Bag ban approved on July 2, 2012.

Eugene……………………………………….………………….Bag ban effective May 1, 2013.

Portland………………………………………………..….Bag Ban effective October 15, 2011.

Rhode Island

Barrington…………………………………………………..Bag ban effective January 1, 2013.

Texas

Austin………………………………………………………….Bag ban effective March 1, 2013.

Fort Stockton…………………………………….………….Bag ban effective September 2011.

Freer………………………………………………….…………Bag ban effective June 2, 2013.

Kermit……………………………………………………….Bag ban effective October 1, 2013.

Laguna Vista……………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2013.

Laredo…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 10, 2015.

Port Aransas…………………………….………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2016.

South Padre Island………………………..…………………………..Bag ban effective in 2012.

Sunset Valley…………………………………………….Bag ban effective September 1,2013.

Washington

Bainbridge Island…………………………………………..Bag ban effective November 2012.

Bellingham…………………………………………………………..Bag ban passed July 2011.

Edmonds………………………………………….…………………………..Bag ban July 2009.

Ellensburg………………………………..…………….Five cent fee passed November 2016.

Issaquah……………………………………………………Bag ban effective in March 1, 2013.

Kirkland……………………………….…..Bag be effective March 1, 2016 in 170 retail stores.

Lacey………………………………………….……………..…..Bag ban effective July 1, 2014.

Mukilteo…………………………………………………….Bag ban effective January 1, 2013.

Olympia…………………………………………..…………….Bag ban effective July 1, 2014.

Port Townsend……………………………………..……Bag ban effective November 1, 2012.

San Juan County……………………………………………….Bag ban passed October 2016.

Shoreline………………………………………………….Bag ban effective February 1, 2014.

Tacoma…………………………………………………………Bag ban effective July 12, 2017.

Thurston County………………………………………………..Bag ban effective July 1, 2014.

Tumwater……………………………………….……………….Bag ban effective July 1, 2014