Plastic Bag Fee
Per tax.virginia.gov: Any city or county in Virginia may impose a 5₵ tax on each disposable plastic bag provided to shoppers in local grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies. The city or county needs to pass an ordinance to begin applying this tax.
The store collects the tax at the time of the sale. Money raised by this tax goes to support environmental cleanup, litter and pollution mitigation, or environmental education efforts, or to provide reusable bags to recipients of SNAP or WIC benefits
Localities where the disposable plastic bag tax currently applies:
- Alexandria City
- Arlington County
- Fairfax County
- Fredericksburg City
- Roanoke City
- Falls Church City, beginning April 1, 2022
What Hampton Roads municipality is going to be first to enact a plastic bag fee?
Learn the facts and contact your local community leaders to help enact this ordinance.
Aldi, Lidl, BJ’s and Costco do not provide plastic bags. Ask your favorite grocer to quit supplying plastic bags!