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

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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

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Status Pending
Notes 2012 2nd qtr. Drafting ban.
Updated April 20, 2012

Roaring Fork Valley

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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

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