PLASTIC BAG ORDINANCE
Town of Wilmington, Vermont
The Wilmington Plastic Bag Ordinance was adopted by the Selectboard on December 18, 2018. It will take effect on July 1, 2019, unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of Wilmington is filed with the town clerk by January 31, 2019, asking for a vote to disapprove the ordinance. If a petition is received, the Wilmington Selectboard will warn a special meeting and the voters may vote on that question.
The Plastic Bag Ordinance is intended to promote the public health, safety, welfare, and the responsible use of resource and protection of the environment. It seeks to mitigate the effect of single-use plastic bags provided within the Town and encourage the use of reusable and compostable bags.
Wilmington Town Manager Scott Tucker, whose telephone number is 464-8591, and whose address is PO Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363, is a person knowledgeable about this Ordinance and is available to answer questions and provide persons with a full text thereof. The full text of this Ordinance may be examined at the Wilmington Town Manager’s office at 2 East Main Street, Wilmington, Vermont from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the town website www.wilmingtonvermont.us/documents/ordinances/