Single Use Bag Fee

Contact Info

Gilly Plog

Environmental Programs Coordinator
970-668-4571
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Single Use Bags

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.

Remitting Bag Fees

Fees should be remitted on a quarterly basis and the following methods are available for remittance:

  • Online payment– In order to take advantage of convenient paperless payment through Xpress Bill Pay, please notify the Finance Department to attach the bag fee to an existing account. Contact Sole Drumwright via email or by calling 970-668-9127 to set up Xpress Bill Pay for bag fees.
  • Mail payment to Town of Frisco Finance Department, Attn: Bag Fee, PO Box 4100, Frisco, CO 80443
  • In person payment at Frisco Town Hall at 1 West Main, Frisco, CO 80443
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