A group pushing for the repeal of Fort Collins’ 5-cent fee for plastic shopping bags is close to forcing the city council to repeal its plan or hold a city-wide vote.
When the Fort Collins City Council approved a plan requiring retailers to charge 5 cents for every disposable bag, it followed several Colorado communities that have enacted similar measures.
After months of planning and attempts to seek public input, Fort Collins’ city council is again considering changes to a proposed city-wide disposable bag ordinance.
Aspen’s 20-cent charge for paper bags at grocery stores is a fee, not a tax, and can remain in place, a state judge ruled Monday.
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.
Boulder officials say the use of plastic and paper bags has fallen 68 percent in the six months since the city enacted a 10-cent fee on disposable grocery bags.
After several hours of discussion and public comments, the Denver City Council decided to postpone their vote on a proposal to charge fees for plastic bags.
Denver’s mayor is opposed to a proposed bag fee in Denver for plastic and paper shopping bags.
The Denver City Council is one step closer to mandating a 5 cent fee for plastic or paper bags at grocery and convenience stores.
Customers would be charged a plastic bag fee of five cents if the Denver City Council approves a proposal designed to help the environment and cut down on waste.