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Oregon - Bag Legislation

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Statewide Legislation

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Status Pending
Ordinance SB131, D 1048
Notes SB 131: Prohibits use of single-use checkout bags except in cases of voucher users, for items marked with protected health or other confidential information, and for fresh meat or seafood packed in ice. D 1048: Prohibits use of single-use checkout bags except certain cases. Prohibits local governments from imposing charges on checkout bags or other bags provided to customers. Repeals statute requiring retail establishments that offer plastic bags to customers to also offer paper bags.
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Updated March 20, 2013

Ashland

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Status Approved
Status Date 05/06/2014
Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary Requirements: 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag made of cloth or other material with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long term multiple reuses and is made of a natural or synthetic fabric, is washable or otherwise able to be sanitized or, if plastic, has a minimum plastic thickness of 4.0 mils.
Stores Affected Retail establishment is any store or vendor located within or doing business within the geographical limits of the city that sells or offers for sale goods at retail.
Fees Paper Fee: $0.10 per bag
Compliance Date 11/06/2014
Ordinance 3094
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Updated March 10, 2016

Corvallis

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Status Approved
Status Date 07/02/2012
Plastic Summary Requirements: Durable plastic that is a least 2.25 mil. thick.
Paper Summary Requirements: 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag that with handles that made of cloth or machine washable material or made of a durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment - means any store, shop, sales outlet, or vendor located within City of Corvallis that sells goods at retail. Retail Establishment does not include any establishment where the primary business is the preparation of food or drink: a) For consumption by the public; b) in a form or ...view more that is consumable then and there, whether or not it is consumed within the confines of the place where prepared; or c) in consumable form or consumption outside the place where prepared. view less
Fees Paper Fee: not less than $0.05 per bag.
Compliance Date 01/01/2013
Ordinance 2012-13
Notes Companies with more than 50 employees the comply date is 01/01/2013. Companies with less than 50 employees the comply date is 07/01/2013.
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Updated July 02, 2012

Eugene

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Status Approved
Status Date 10/22/2012
Plastic Summary Requirements: durable plastic that is a least 4.00 mil. thick
Paper Summary Requirements: 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag that with handles that made of cloth or machine washable material or made of a durable plastic that is at least 4.00 mils thick.
Stores Affected Retail Establishment. Any store or vendor located within and doing business within the geographic limits of the city that sells or offers for sale goods at retail.
Fees Paper Fee: not less than $0.05 per bag
Compliance Date 05/01/2013
Ordinance 20498
Notes 5/23/2013 Note, the city is considering removing the fee on paper bags. Update expected in June. 2012 this summer drafting ban
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Updated September 16, 2013

Newport

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Status Pending
Notes 5/23 Newport held a vote on a City Council's referendum to ban plastic bags and impose a fee on paper bags. Newport Oregon voters opposed the ordinance. Currently following next steps.
Updated May 23, 2013

Portland

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Status Approved
Status Date 07/16/2010
Plastic Summary Requirements: 4.0 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag that with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of durable material specifically designed for multiple reuse.
Stores Affected
"Retail Establishment" means any sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, family limited partnership, joint venture, association, cooperative, trust, estate, corporation, personal holding company, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or other form of organization located within the City that sells or offers for sale goods to a customer. "Grocery Store" means ...view more business in the City with a gross annual receipts of $2,000,000 or greater, offering for sale items of food and perishable items as well as other household goods and supplies. "Food provider" means any person in the City that provides prepared food for public consumption on or off its premises and includes, without limitation, any retail establishment, shop, sales outlet, restaurant, grocery store, delicatessen, or catering truck or vehicle. New amendment on 11/18/2012 changed and added more retails. view less
Fees None
Compliance Date 10/15/2011
Ordinance 185737 and 184759
Notes New amendment on 11/18/2012 changed and added more retails. Effective October 15, 2011, large grocery and retailers with pharmacies, no single use plastic bags. No restrictions on paper.
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Updated September 11, 2013
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