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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Bothell City Council adopts plastic bag ordinance

Approved sticker over image of plastic bags and text ordinance approved

The ordinance will go into effect on April 22, 2020. The City of Bothell joins 36 other jurisdictions in Washington in adopting restrictions. Retailers can provide recycled-content paper bags or reusable bags to customers. A minimum 10-cent fee, kept by the business, will be charged for full-sized paper bags. Customers using vouchers or electronics benefits cards under food assistance programs are exempt from paying the charge. The City developed a community engagement plan to help businesses and residents transition. Stay tuned for more details at

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