District businesses selling food or alcohol are required to charge $.05 for each disposable paper or plastic carryout bag. Find out about DC's Bag Law.
Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Act of 2009
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This Act requires all District businesses that sell food or alcohol to charge a five-cent fee for each disposable paper or plastic bag distributed with any purchase. Restaurants with seating are exempt from this requirement.