Bring your own bags Santa Fe!
There is a 10-cent paper bag fee in effect.
The Reusable Bag Ordinance banned most single-use plastic shopping bags in Santa Fe. The ordinance is intended to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags. The ordinance also requires retail stores to charge a 10-cent fee for every paper grocery bag provided to customers.
A copy of the ordinance can be found here.
A copy of the Letter to Retailers can be found here.
Information for Stores
Retail stores should charge a 10-cent fee for every paper grocery bag provided to customers. The ordinance applies to paper bags with a manufacturer’s stated capacity of one-eighth barrel (typical grocery store bag - 882 cubic inches) or larger. Exceptions to this fee are that the fee shall not be charged to any person with a voucher or electronic benefits card issued under the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF), or the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Basic Food Stamps).
A copy of the ordinance can be found Here.
Retail establishments shall indicate the number of paper grocery bags provided on the customer transaction receipt and the total environmental service fees charged. The retail establishment shall retain one cent ($0.01) of the ten cents ($0.10) environmental service fee collected for every paper grocery bag provided for administrative costs incurred by the collection and reporting of the fee to the city. The remainder of the fee collected must be transmitted to the City of Santa Fe by the 25th of each month. However, retailers may elect to remit the fee every quarter.
For a copy of the registration and remittance form, please click Here.
A copy of the Letter to Retailers can be found Here.