Information about the ordinance
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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 took effect July 1, 2014. The information below will help retailers and shoppers understand the ban.
Call Terri Thomas at (360) 867-2279 or e-mail Thomaste@co.thurston.wa.us.
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