In August 2019, a .25 per bag fee ordinance on both paper and plastic disposable bags was passed by the Frisco Town Council, recognizing that the use of all disposable shopping bags, both plastic and paper, has significant environmental impacts on a local and global scale, including impacts greenhouse gas emissions, litter, harm to wildlife, water consumption and solid waste generation. Despite recycling and voluntary efforts to control pollution from disposable bags, relatively few disposable bags are recycled. Plastic bags last for decades in landfill, or end up as litter.
The disposable bag fee program began January 1, 2020, and and was suspended on March 31, 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Town Council decided to let the suspension expire, as the community is no longer under a local State of Emergency and Council has found no evidence that bringing reusable bags increases the likelihood of spreading COVID-19.
Reporting and fee submission will be required on a quarterly basis.
Fees should be remitted on a quarterly basis and the following methods are available for remittance: