Oregon
Statewide
Current
State Legislators have approved a ban on single-use plastic disposable shopping bags throughout the State of Oregon effective January 2020
After Jan. 1, 2020, retail stores and restaurants can no longer provide single-use bags and must charge a fee in most cases for certain types of reusable bags. Under HB 2509, the fee must be at least five cents, but local governments can set the fee higher in their jurisdiction. (HB 2509’s five-cent charge has been described as a floor, not a ceiling.) To learn more about the fee in your area, DEQ recommends contacting your local government.
 
Types of bags that require fees:
Retail stores
  • No fee required 

    • Reusable fabric bags, if offered as a promotion. (No more that 12 days per year)

  • Fee required

    • Recycled paper bags

    • Reusable plastic bags 

    • Reusable fabric bags

  • Prohibited

    • Single-use bags

Restaurants

  • No fee required

    • Recycled paper bags

  • Fee required

    • Reusable plastic bags

  • Prohibited

    • Single-use bags

Relevant Links
 
Oregon House approves ban on plastic bags at grocery stores, large retailers - April 29, 2019 
 
  

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