Fort Collins is proposing that at check-out shoppers who want to load their groceries up in either a disposable paper or plastic bag would be charged a 10-cent fee per bag by the store.
Last year Fort Collins said “no” to charging a fee for using plastic and paper bags. Now the city council is considering the idea once again.
Fort Collins is the latest city in Colorado to propose a fee for shopping bags.
Denver City Council was scheduled to consider a proposal Monday night for a 5 cent fee for using paper or plastic bags at Denver supermarkets.
The Denver City Council is one step closer to mandating a 5 cent fee for plastic or paper bags at grocery and convenience stores.
Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Telluride have all either banned plastic bags or are charging fees for them. Boulder is getting ready to take a final vote on their bag fee on Thursday.
Grocery bags have sparked a lawsuit in Aspen after a group says charging a fee for using plastic bags is actually a tax increase.
Boulder city leaders will decide this week whether to charge for plastic or paper bags. It’s part of a proposal to cut down on trash that fits into Boulder’s zero waste master plan.
The City of Boulder may sack plastic grocery bags or at least start charging customers for using them.
A Basalt resident is gathering signatures to try to overturn a town ordinance imposing a 20-cent fee on paper and plastic grocery bags.