Local Ordinances

Adopted Ordinances (not active yet)

  • City of Aspen

    • ordinance, adopted 10/11/11
    • ban on plastic carryout bags, 20-cent fee on paper carryout bags
  • Town of Basalt

    • ordinance, adopted 9/27/11
    • 20-cent fee on plastic and paper checkout bags

Adopted Ordinances (active)

  • Town of Telluride

    • ordinance, passed in the Town Council by a 5-2 vote, 10/5/10
      • ban on all plastic carryout bags (including compostable plastic)
      • 10-cent fee on “permitted paper bags”
      • applies to ALL businesses

Ordinances Under Discussion

  • The Roaring Fork Valley

    • The Town of Carbondale is expected to vote on a plastic bag ordinance soon

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