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.
Print Materials for Businesses - Bag Law
Your help in advertising the bag fee to your customers is needed (and appreciated). We are asking that businesses print and hang the posters in your store and/or storefront windows. There is room at the bottom of the poster to add your corporate logo and appropriate text, such as “Thank you for shopping at _______________”. Two posters are available for download – a poster regarding the five-cent fee and a second poster advertising the voluntary credit program. By hanging the posters, you will help not only your cashiers and customers, but the neighborhood businesses as well.