Oregon Bag Legislations

Statewide Legislation

Status Approved
Status Date June 04, 2020
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Reusable Definition Reusable bags are acceptable back in the market starting June 10, 2020. Reusable plastic checkout bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of durable plastic that is at least four mils thick.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means a store that sells or offers for sale goods at retail and that is not a restaurant. Restaurant means an establishment where the primary business is the preparation of food or drink: (a) For consumption by the public; (b) In a form or quantity that is consumable ...view more and there whether or not it is consumed within the confines of the place where prepared; or (c) In consumable form for consumption outside the place where prepared. view less
Fees $0.05 for any bag handed out at a retailer (no charge at restaurants
Comply Date January 01, 2020
Ordinance HB2509
Notes Oregon has not taken statewide action to suspend the plastic bag ban, also known as HB2509, but due to supply chain concerns, grocery stores might run out of paper bags and have to use plastic bags. Municipalities and local governments are the administers of the law and can make decisions about enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are encouraging local governments to not penalize grocers for using plastic bags. We also encourage the public to keep using reusable bags if they have them.
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Updated July 11, 2020

Ashland

Status Approved
Status Date May 06, 2014
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • Specific Id Requirements
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Recyclable Paper Bag means a paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: a) Is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; b) Is capable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications of the ASTM Standard.
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
Comply Date November 06, 2014
Ordinance 3094
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Updated October 02, 2019

Bend City

Status Approved
Status Date December 19, 2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content, and is capbable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications for the ASTM Standards as defined in this section
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag, with or without handles, that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuses made of either durable plastic with a thickness no less that 2.25 mils thick or other non-plastic material such as machine washable cloth or woven synthetic fiber.
Stores Affected Retail establishment means any store, grocery store, vendor, sales outlet, shop, pharmacy or other commercial establishment located within or doing business within the geographic limits of the City that sells or offers for sale perishable or nonperishable goods.
Fees $0.10 per bag
Comply Date July 01, 2019
Ordinance Chapter 5.60
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Updated October 02, 2019

Corvallis

Status Approved
Status Date July 02, 2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min 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.
Comply Date January 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.
Updated October 02, 2019

Eugene

Status Approved
Status Date October 22, 2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min 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
Comply Date May 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 October 02, 2019

Forest Grove

Status Approved
Status Date June 13, 2016
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Recyclable Paper Bag means a paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: a) Is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; b) Is capable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications of the ASTM Standard.
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 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
Comply Date July 23, 2016
Ordinance 2/16/2012
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Updated October 02, 2019

Hood River

Status Approved
Status Date January 09, 2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Recyclable Paper Bag means a paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: a) Is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; b) Is capable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications of the ASTM Standard.
Reusable Definition Reusable Bag means a bag with handles that is either: a) Made of cloth or other machine washable material, or a) Made of cloth or other machine washable material, or b) Made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment means any store, shop, sales outlet, or vendor located within the City of Hood River 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 ...view more quantity 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 for consumption outside the place where prepared. view less
Fees $0.05 for paper, reasonable price for reusable
Comply Date July 01, 2017
Ordinance 2030
Updated October 02, 2019

Lake Oswego

Status Approved
Status Date December 04, 2018
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • No plastic
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Recyclable Paper Bag. A paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: a. Is 100 percent recyclable and contains a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content; and b. Is capable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American
Reusable Definition Reusable Bag. A bag made of machine washable cloth, woven synthetic fiber, or woven and nonwoven polypropylene with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuses
Stores Affected Retail Establishment. 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: not less than $0.10 per bag
Comply Date July 01, 2019
Ordinance 2806
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Updated October 02, 2019

Manzanita

Status Approved
Status Date September 05, 2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or made of durable plastic that is at least 4.0 mils thick.
Stores Affected 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.
Comply Date November 06, 2017
Ordinance Bill 17-04
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Updated October 02, 2019

McMinnville

Status Approved
Status Date February 14, 2017
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
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 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.
Comply Date March 14, 2018
Ordinance Bill 5018
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Updated October 02, 2019

Milwauke

Status Approved
Status Date August 21, 2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 40% Min PCW
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuse and is 1. Made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; or 2. Made of durable plastic that is at least 4.0 mils thick.
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 any other form of organization located within the City that sells or offers for sale goods to a customer.
Comply Date March 01, 2019
Ordinance 2162
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Updated October 02, 2019

Newport

Status Pending
Updated October 02, 2019

Portland

Status Approved
Status Date July 16, 2010
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • Specific Id Requirements
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
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 $20,000 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
Comply Date October 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 October 02, 2019

Salem

Status Approved
Status Date November 26, 2018
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag made of machine washable cloth, woven synthetic fiber, or woven and non-woven polypropylenewith handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for long-term multiple reuses.
Stores Affected Retail establishment means any store or vendor located within or doing business within the geographic limits of the City that sells or offers for sale goods at retail.
Fees $0.05 on paper and reusable bags
Comply Date April 01, 2019
Ordinance Bill #20-18
Updated October 02, 2019

Silverton

Status Approved
Status Date January 07, 2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
  • Specific Id Requirements
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • Recyclable paper bag means a paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: Exhibit A City of Silverton Ordinance No. 18-26 Page 3 of 4 1. Is 100 percent recyclable and contains a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content; and 2. Is capable of composting consistent with the timeline and specifications of the ASTM Standard.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is either: 1. Made of cloth or other machine washable material; or 2. Made of woven synthetic fiber; or 3. Made of woven and non-woven polypropylene; or 4. Made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, government agency, street vendor or vendor at public events or festivals or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly ...view more 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, restaurants, food vending trucks, farmers markets and temporary vendors of food and merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees $0.05 on paper and reusable bags
Comply Date July 01, 2019
Ordinance NO 18-26
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Updated October 02, 2019

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