LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — A new plastic bag tax is going into effect in the D.C. region. Now added to the growing list of counties taxing bags, Loudoun County, Va.
The tax will add five cents to your total for each disposable plastic bag used, starting July 1.
Loudoun County leaders hope the move encourages the use of reusable, more durable bags. The tax does not apply to restaurants, food banks, farmers’ markets or clothing stores.
It also won’t affect plastic bags made for multiple uses, along with those used for meatpacking and produce in grocery stores.
The cities of Roanoke, Alexandria and Fredricksburg as well as the counties of Fairfax and Arlington already have the five-cent plastic bag tax in place. Falls Church will also have the tax take effect but that starts on April 1, 2022.