Colorado

Statewide Legislation  

Status: Failed

Notes: SB513 (2009).

Updated: April 20, 2012

Aspen

Status: Approved

Status Date: 10/25/2011

Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.

Paper Summary: None stated

Reusable Definition: 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 Has a minimum life of over 75 uses and can carry over 18 pounds.

Stores Affected: Grocer. The term Grocer means a retail establishment or business located within Aspen City limits in a permanent building, operating year round, that is a full-line, self-service market and which sells a line of staple foodstuffs, meat, produce, household supplies, or dairy products or other perishable items. Grocer does not …view more

Fees Paper Fee: $0.20 per bag

Compliance Date: 05/01/2012

Ordinance: Title 13, Chapter 13.24

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Updated: October 29, 2012

Basalt

Status: Failed

Status Date: 09/27/2011

Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.

Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.

Reusable Definition: A bag that is intended for multiple reuses. A reusable bag can be washed pr cleaned without destroying the integrity of the bag. A reusable bag can be made out of a number of materials, including but not limited to cloth or fiber, heavy grade plastic, treated grain bag, wire or natural basket.

Stores Affected: Grocery Stores

Fees: Plastic/Paper: $0.20 per bag

Compliance Date: 05/01/2012

Ordinance: 19

Notes: The City board members had approved the ordinance- but it went to a vote on the ballot and failed in April 2012.

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Updated: April 20, 2012

Boulder City

Status: Approved

Status Date: 11/15/2013

Plastic Summary Requirements: $0.10 fee for disposable bags. 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements

Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements

Reusable Definition: 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 Has a minimum life of over 75 uses and can carry over 18 pounds.

Stores Affected: “Food Stores” means a retail establishment or business located within the Boulder city limits in a permanent building, operating year und, that is a full-line, self-service market and which sells a line of staple foodstuffs, meats, produce or dairy products or other perishable items. “Food Store” does not include: (a) …view more

Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag

Compliance Date: 06/30/2012

Ordinance: 7870

Notes: Holding a public meeting April 24th, 2012 for review.

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Updated: November 26, 2012

Denver

Status: Pending

Notes: In the process of developing an ordinance that would impose a $0.05 fee on plastic and paper bags offered at retail in the City. Still under development.

Updated: May 13, 2013

Durango

Status: Approved

Status Date: 09/15/2013

Plastic Summary Requirements: $0.10 fee for disposable bags. 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.

Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.

Reusable Definition: 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 Has a minimum life of over 75 uses and can carry over 18 pounds.

Stores Affected: “Grocer” means a retail establishment or business located within the City in a permanent building, operating year round, that is a full-line, self-service market with a retail market area of 25,000 square feet or more and which sells a line of staple foodstuffs, meats or dairy products or other perishable …view more

Fees: $0.10 fee for disposable bags.

Compliance Date: 03/01/2014

Ordinance: 0-2013-11

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Updated: October 15, 2013

Fort Collins

Status: Failed

Notes: 10/21/2014 City repealed plastic bag ordinance.

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Updated: January 28, 2015

Gunnison Valley

Status: Pending

Notes: Considering a ban on plastic bags

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Updated: March 12, 2014

Mountain Village

Status: Pending

Notes: 2012 2nd qtr. Drafting ban.

Updated: April 20, 2012

Roaring Fork Valley

Status: Approved

Status Date: 10/25/2011

Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.

Paper Summary: None listed

Reusable Definition: 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 Has a minimum life of over 75 uses and can carry over 18 pounds.

Stores Affected: Grocer. The term Grocer means a retail establishment or business located within Aspen City limits in a permanent building, operating year round, that is a full-line, self-service market and which sells a line of staple foodstuffs, meat, produce, household supplies, or dairy products or other perishable items. Grocer does not …view more

Fees Paper Fee: $0.20 per bag

Compliance Date: 05/01/2012

Ordinance: 12

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Updated: April 22, 2012

Telluride

Status: Approved

Status Date: 10/05/2010

Plastic Summary: Banned

Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.

Reusable Definition: Any bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and is either made of cloth, fiber or other machine washable fabric and is suitable for reuse.

Stores Affected: Grocer. Grocer means a retail establishment or Business within the Town limits that is a full- line, self-service market, with a retail market area of 2000 square feet and which sells a line of staples foodstuffs, meats, produce, household supplies, or dairy products or other perishable items.

Fees: None

Compliance Date: 03/01/2011

Ordinance: 1340

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Updated: May 21, 2012

Town of Cabondale

Status: Approved

Status Date: 10/25/2011

Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.

Paper Summary: None listed

Reusable Definition: 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 Has a minimum life of over 75 uses and can carry over 18 pounds.

Stores Affected: Grocer. The term Grocer means a retail establishment or business located within Aspen City limits in a permanent building, operating year round, that is a full-line, self-service market and which sells a line of staple foodstuffs, meat, produce, household supplies, or dairy products or other perishable items. Grocer does not …view more

Fees Paper Fee: $0.20 per bag

Compliance Date: 05/01/2012

Ordinance: 12

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Updated: April 22, 2012