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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Lend a Helping Hand to Reduce Pollution: Donate Reusable Grocery Bags

Plastic Bag Tax

January 3, 2023

Lend a Helping Hand to Reduce Pollution: Donate Reusable Grocery Bags

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The City of Charlottesville is moving to reduce plastic pollution in our community.  As authorized through Virginia Code § 58.1-1745, retailers are now required to charge $0.05 per disposable plastic bag provided to customers at checkout.

While this will reduce pollution in the community, not everyone has the resources to obtain eco-friendly alternatives. The following locations are accepting donations of reusable grocery bags that can be provided to community members in need: 

  • Refill Renew: 1717 Allied Lane off Harris Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
  • Dogwood Refillery: 190 Zan Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

For more information regarding the Plastic Bag Tax, please visit:

Media Contact
Alex Ikefuna, Director
Office of Community Solutions
City of Charlottesville

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