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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Get free reusable bags from the City of Durango and community non-profits


Durango, CO:  Avoid new ten-cent single-use bag fees by picking up a free reusable bags from the City of Durango, and community non-profit organizations. 

Locations include: 

There will be a two bag limit per person. Calling ahead is suggested to confirm hours and bag availability. 

Many stores also offer reusable bags at low prices, which quickly pay for themselves in avoided fees. 

The Durango Farmers Market will offer free reusable bags during the 2023 season, and Visit Durango is working on developing reusable bag programs for visitors. 

The City of Durango has created a webpage to inform businesses and customers about the details of Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act which went into effect Jan. 1.  

Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (House Bill 21-1162) requires certain retail stores to charge a $0.10 fee on all single-use carryout bags, both paper and plastic. 

The purpose of the law is to reduce Coloradan’s reliance on disposable bags, which can be a common form of litter and contribute to excess plastic and paper consumption. The city is working with community stakeholders to create programs that will provide free reusable bags to residents and visitors. 

Revenue gained through the fee will be used to fund these programs and other waste reduction efforts in Durango.


City of Durango logoMedia Contact
Tom Sluis
Public Information Officer - Spokesman 
Phone: (970) 375-5090


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