Deputy City Manager

Waste Reduction and Recycling Division


Spurring change together! In Steamboat Springs, 3.8 million single-use plastic bags are used yearly by shoppers at the markets included in the plastic bag ban.

Many of these bags end up as litter in our rivers, forests and rural landscapes. Under Ordinance 2789, large markets in the City of Steamboat Springs no longer provide single-use plastic carryout bags and charge a 20-cent fee for paper bags. The ordinance was enacted on October 1, 2019 and modified on January 5, 2021.

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