With Vail’s plastic bag ban set to begin soon, the town is launching a bag share program to create more access to free reusable bags. Do you have extra reusable bags that are cluttering up your home or car? Do you need bags for your grocery store shopping and don’t want to buy new ones? The bag share will allow you to take a bag or leave a bag depending on your needs.
Beginning Monday, July 27, self-serve bag share locations will be available at four locations: Vail Municipal Building, Vail Public Library, Vail Village Transportation Center Bus Terminal and the Lionshead Transit Center on the South Frontage Road. Only clean, reusable bags should be donated, please no paper or film plastic bags. Don’t forget to routinely clean or wash your reusable bags.
Starting Aug. 1 plastic bags will no longer be available in Vail grocery stores. Paper bags will be available for a 10 cent per bag fee. Watch for details on how to get a free reusable bag from the town to help support the program. Distribution locations will be announced soon.
The Kick the Bag Habit is part of an overall effort by the Town of Vail to reduce waste and environmental impacts associated with single-use, disposable items.
To learn more about the town’s environmental programs and the larger effort to reduce waste, visit lovevail.org. For questions about the Kick the Bag Habit, contact Mark Hoblitzell, Town of Vail environmental sustainability coordinator, at 970-479-2333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TV 8 interview with Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Mark Hoblitzell