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Bellingham's Plastic Bag Ban took effect Aug. 1, 2012

Reusable grocery bag

The City of Bellingham took a big step forward in reducing litter and unnecessary waste, protecting water and wildlife, and saving money by reducing the use of plastic bags in our community.

The Bellingham City Council approved the Single Use Carry Out Bag Ordinance (commonly known as the "plastic bag ban") in July 2011.

The new law took effect Aug. 1, 2012.

Key elements of the ordinance

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