Washington

State
City
Status
Fees
Plastic Summary
Paper Summary
Washington
Pending
until 12/31/2025- $0.08 for reusable and paper. After 1/1/2026 $0.08 for paper and $0.12 for reusabl
Requirements: 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Details: 2.25 mil until 12/31/2025 and then starting 1/1/2026- 4.0 Mil
Details: "Recycled content paper carryout bag" means a paper carryout 16 bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer that meets the requirements in section 3(6)(a) of this act.
Washington
Bainbridge Island
Approved
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Specific Id Requirements
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW Details: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Washington
Bellingham
Approved
Paper Tax: $0.05 per bag.
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Details: Recyclable
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW
Washington
Bremerton
Approved
Fee: $0.08 for reusable & paper bags
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Requirements: 40% Min PCW Details: Recycled paper carryout bag means a paper carryout bag provided by a store to a customer at the point-of-sale that meets all of the following requirements: 1) Has a material weight of larger than eight-pounds and contains an average of40% post-consumer recycled materials; 2) Is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in a majority of households that have access to curbside recycling programs in the City; 3) Is capable of composting in a commercial composting facility; and 4) Is clearly labeled with the minimum percentage of post-consumer content.
Washington
Edmonds
Approved
None
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Specific Id Requirements
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW
Washington
Ellensburg
Approved
Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Specific Id Requirements
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW Details: Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that has a manufacturer's stated capacity of oneeighth barrel (882 cubic inches) and meets the following requirements: 1. Contains at least forty percent post-consumer recycled content; 2. Is one hundred percent recyclable; and 3. Displays the minimum percent of post-consumer content on the outside of the bag.
Washington
Everett
Approved
Paper Fee: $0.05 per bag
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Specific Id Requirements
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW Details: Paper bag must have a manufacture's stated capacity of one-eighty barrel (882 cubic inches) or larger. No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Washington
Friday Harbor
Approved
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Requirements: 20% Min PCW Details: Recycled paper bag means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale that meets all of the following requirements: 1. Except as provided in subsection (B)(2) of this section the bag contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 2. An eight-pound capacity or smaller bag contains a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 3. The bag is recyclable; and 4. Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Washington
Gig Harbor
Approved
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW Details: Recycled paper bag means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale that meets all of the following requirements: 1. the bag contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled materials; 3. The bag is recyclable in the curb side recycling program; and 4. Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Washington
Issaquah
Approved
$0.05 fee on large single use paper bags
Requirements: 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness Specific Id Requirements
Requirements: 100% Min Recyclable 40% Min PCW
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