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Plastic bag tax goes into effect in Fairfax City

Plastic bag tax

Fairfax City, VA – Fairfax City shoppers will be required to pay a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags provided at point of sale starting January 1, 2023.

Excluded from the plastic tax are:

  • intended for reuse
  • used to wrap food items
  • dry cleaning or prescription bags
  • plastic bags sold in packages for garbage or pet waste

The plastic bag tax was implemented to reduce the amount of plastic waste ending up in landfills or littering our waterways, roadways, and open spaces in the City of Fairfax.

The tax is administered by the Virginia Department of Taxation (804-367-8031)

For more information, read the official statement from the City of Fairfax

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