How does the Opt-In Program work?

Your business completes the City of Steamboat Springs Application and Voluntary Agreement agreeing not to provide disposable plastic carry-out bags, and to collect a waste reduction fee of 20¢/disposable paper bag provided.

Once a year, submit a report to the City detailing fees collected through paper bag distribution and the use of these funds for eligible purposes *

* Details can be found in the Application and Voluntary Agreement

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1. How does the Opt-In Program work?
2. How much of the 20¢ fee does my business get to keep?
3. Can I use the 20¢ to offset the cost of the paper bags I am providing?
4. Are there any customers that are exempt from the 20¢ paper bag fee?
5. How does my business benefit?
6. Can I just stop providing plastic bags and start selling paper bags for 20¢ per bag?
7. Is this agreement voluntary?