Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County, Virginia

Public Hearing on a Proposed Plastic Bag Tax


  • A 5-cent tax is proposed for disposable plastic bags offered at grocery, convenience and drugstores. The tax would be charged for every bag provided at checkout.
  • A public hearing is scheduled on Sept. 14 for this proposed new law. Residents may offer testimony in advance or in person.
  • The tax is intended to encourage the use of fewer plastic bags because they are harmful to the environment.

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