Where Does The 5 Cent Bag Fee Go In Oregon?

Does EBT get free bags in Oregon?

Yes.

Customers who use a voucher issued under the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP/food stamp/Oregon Trail), or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program may request a paper bag at no cost at the point of sale..

How much are bags in Oregon?

What do businesses need to know? After Jan. 1, 2020, retail stores and restaurants can no longer provide single-use bags and must charge a fee in most cases for certain types of reusable bags. Under HB 2509, the fee must be at least five cents, but local governments can set the fee higher in their jurisdiction.

Who gets the 5 cents for paper bags?

The law allows individual counties the option of placing a 5-cent fee on paper bags, with 2 cents going to local governments and 3 cents to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund. Five other states enacted legislation in 2019—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Oregon and Vermont.

Are bags free with EBT?

If I am using a WIC payment card or voucher or an EBT card to pay, do I have to pay for a bag? No. Stores are required to provide a reusable grocery bag or a recycled paper bag free of charge to customers using one of these payment methods.

Who gets the bag fee in Oregon?

Paper checkout bags may be provided by retailers and grocery for a 5-cent (or more) fee per bag (food vendors, including restaurants, fast food and food carts, do not have to charge for paper bags). Paper bags must be made with at least 40% post-consumer recycled fiber.

Does Oregon charge for bags?

Restaurants and grocery stores now have to charge 5 cents for a paper or reusable plastic bag. PORTLAND, Ore — Oregon’s new single-use bag ban went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, but we’re all still adjusting to understanding what it means for our everyday shopping habits.