Boulder County

Disposable Bag Fee In Boulder

Beginning Monday, July 1, all disposable plastic and paper checkout bags at grocery stores in Boulder will cost ten cents each. The bag fee does not apply to bags used inside stores for items such as produce, bulk food, or meat and fish, and does not apply to pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers.

“Boulder uses about thirty-three million disposable checkout bags each year, and sixty to seventy percent of these come from grocery stores,” said Jamie Harkins, City of Boulder business sustainability specialist.  “This fee arose from community concerns about the negative environmental and economic impacts of disposable bags in Boulder.

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