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.
Making District homes environmentally healthy and friendly is a top priority for the District Department of the Environment. Our programs and services are designed to help District residents and homeowners save energy and money, protect the natural environment, and reduce or limit risks of exposure to indoor health and safety threats. Our goal is to afford all District residents the right to live in safe and sustainable homes with minimal environmental impact.