New Mexico Bag Legislations

Albuquerque

Status Approved
Status Date April 15, 2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Reusable Definition A reusable bag is specifically designed for multiple use and is constructed of cloth, other washable fabric, or other durable materials with a minimum thickness of 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected All businesses within Albuquerque's city limits except for food service establishments, food banks, and dry cleaners. Most retail establishments are subject to the new Ordinance including the following stores: Grocery, Department, Hardware, Liquor, Convenience, Gift, Thrift, Book, Other retail stores and vendors Does not include eating establishments.
Comply Date January 01, 2020
Ordinance 0-48
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Updated January 02, 2020

Bernalillo County

Status Approved
Status Date June 26, 2019
Reusable Definition Reusable bag is defined as a bag with handles that is specifically designed and 39 manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of durable material suitable for reuse.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any retail business including, but not limited to, a 28 convenience store, restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy, home improvement stores, liquor 29 stores, gas stations, seasonal or temporary business, farmers market or farm stand, and 30 seller of merchandise and dry goods to the consumer. For purposes of ...view more Ordinance, 31 food banks and dry cleaners are not defined as retail establishments. view less
Comply Date January 01, 2020
Ordinance Section 30
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Updated January 02, 2020

Deming

Status Approved
Status Date October 05, 2020
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • no plastic
Paper Summary
Details:
  • none given
Reusable Definition Adopted Date: 11/12/2019 Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric;
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any retail business including, without limitation, food, clothing, household goods, or personal items of any kind that sells directly to a customer. Examples include, but are not limited to, department stores, restaurants, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas ...view more and farmers markets. view less
Fees NA
Comply Date May 12, 2020
Ordinance 1284
Notes https://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=654&Itemid=131
Updated November 03, 2020

Galluo City

Status Pending
Notes Discussing prohibiting distribution of plastic bags (4/2012).
Updated October 02, 2019

Santa Fe

Status Approved
Status Date August 27, 2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • Specific Id Requirements
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any retail business including, without limitation, clothing, household goods, or personal items of any kind that sells directly to a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and ...view more markets. For purposes of this Ordinance, food banks, public eating establishments defined as restaurants, take-out food establishments, or any other business that receives 90% or more of its revenue from the sale of food which is prepared on the premises, to be eaten on or off its premises are not defined as retail establishments. view less
Comply Date May 01, 2014
Ordinance 2013-29
Notes 3/12/2014 the paper bag fee was cancelled and no longer applies. 7/16/2013 Santa Fe Finance Committee has endorsed a proposed bag ban with in city limits for plastic bags and a $0.10 fee on paper. The proposal is headed for a public hearing in late August 2013. 5/23/2013 The City's Business and Quality of Life Committee has approved a measure that would ban plastic and impose a fee on paper. They plan to introduce the measure next week to the City Council.
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Updated October 02, 2019

Silver City

Status Approved
Status Date July 08, 2014
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • Specific Id Requirements
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any retail business including, without limitation, clothing, household goods, or personal items of any kind that sells directly to a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and ...view more markets. For purposes of this Ordinance, food banks, public eating establishments defined as restaurants, take-out food establishments, or any other business that receives 90% or more of its revenue from the sale of food which is prepared on the premises, to be eaten on or off its premises are not defined as retail establishments. view less
Comply Date January 08, 2015
Ordinance 1231
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Updated October 02, 2019

Taos

Status Approved
Status Date October 30, 2020
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements
Reusable Definition Adopted Date: 3/10/2020 Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either: 1. Made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; 2. Made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick; or 3. Other durable material suitable for reuse.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any retail business including, without limitation, a clothing store, grocery store, household goods store, or stores that sell personal items of any kind directly to a customer. Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor ...view more convenience stores, gas stations, and farmers' markets; and view less
Fees Paper bag fee: $0.10
Comply Date June 10, 2020
Ordinance 20-05
Notes https://www.taosgov.com/DocumentCenter/View/2533/Ordinance-20-03-Plastic-Bag-Ordinance-scr-comments-?bidId=
Updated November 03, 2020

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