Trash Free Montgomery County

Bag Fee Bill Passes, 8-1 (Floreen Opposed)

From County Press Release:

At a special ceremony held in Rockville, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today signed into law, Bill 8-11 that will place a five-cent charge on each paper or plastic carryout bag provided by retail establishments in the County to customers at the point of sale, pickup or delivery. Retailers would receive a one-cent rebate from each bag to help cover administrative costs. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.

Click here for full press release from the County Council.  

Thank you to everyone who called and wrote to Council members.  We did it!