Plastic Bag Ordinance

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Information About the Ordinance

Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County have adopted an ordinance that bans stores from giving out many types of single-use plastic bags. Stores must also charge at least 5 cents for paper carryout bags to encourage people to bring reusable bags. The ordinance takes effect July 1, 2014. The information below will help retailers and shoppers prepare.

Ordinance details and exemptions

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Contact Us

Call Terri Thomas at (360) 867-2279 or e-mail Thomaste@co.thurston.wa.us.

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