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Resources for retailers

Solid Waste staff want to make sure the transition away from plastic bags is as smooth as possible for your business and your customers.

Retail survey

We'd like to learn what types and quantities of bags stores use before the ordinance goes into effect. The data you report will help us determine the effectiveness of the bag ban. Please fill out our quick, 9-question survey.

Take the survey online OR print a PDF of the survey and submit to:

Thurton County Solid Waste
c/o Terri Thomas
9605 Tilley Road S
Suite D
Olympia, WA 98512

Fax: (360) 867-2296

Printable resources for your store

Download these resources to help your customers understand and prepare for the bag ordinance.

Q & A

Got a question about the ordinance? Read our comprehensive Q & A page.


Retailer outreach

Solid Waste staff have:

  • Asked local Chambers of Commerce to include information in member newsletters and emails and allow us to provide a presentation.
  • Asked retail and grocer associations to include information in member newsletters and emails.
  • Included a billing insert (PDF) in all March 2014 LeMay commercial trash bills.
  • Mailed a letter and insert (PDF) to 3,800 businesses on March 7, 2014.
  • Sent several press releases to media between March 7 and June 20, 2014.
  • Visited as many businesses as possible before July 1, 2014.
  • Provided interviews to several radio and print media outlets.
  • Sent emails to the several thousand contacts on our Constant Contact and 2good2toss lists.

Contact us

Call Terri Thomas at (360) 867-2279 or e-mail

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