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Single-use plastic carry out bags are prohibited

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The City of Bellingham is taking 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 is effective Aug. 1, 2012.

More Info: Bellingham's Plastic Bag Ban takes effect Aug. 1, 2012


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