Fees for paper and reusable bags increased in Edmonton

By: 600011 On: Jul 2, 2024, 4:49 PM


Fees for paper bags and reusable bags have been increased in Edmonton. From July 1, the price of paper bags has increased to at least 25 cents. New reusable bags cost at least $2. Under the city's Single-Use Item Reduction Bylaw, the fee was 15 cents per paper bag and $1 per reusable bag. The bye-law came into effect from 1 July 2023. The aim is to reduce waste by increasing the use of recyclables with a focus on switching completely from plastic to non-plastic products.

Single-use items include plastic, wood products, bamboo products and cardboard.