Colorado and Northern Colorado Municipal Plastic Ban Information

Welcome to the Northern Colorado Council’s page! We support Recycle Colorado members in Fort Collins, Larimer County, Weld County, and Boulder County. Historically, we have provided outreach and education to businesses. With the new plastic bans in place, HB 21-1162 the Fort Collins Disposable Bag Ordinance our intention is to become the hub for the intersection of single use plastic ban information for our Northern Colorado community!  

The NoCo Council invites you to participate in our upcoming educational sessions. Learn about the various state and local plastic bans that will affect Northern Colorado in 2022 and beyond. 

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Plastic Ban Educational Resources:

2022 NoCo Council Spotlight Presentation Schedule:

  • January 11th 3:00PM Randy Moorman will discuss the Basics of the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act HB 21-1162: What is it and how will it affect you? This state law bans single-use plastic bags and polystyrene packaging starting on Jan. 1, 2024 and requires minimum recycled content to be included in paper bags. Watch this presentation!
  • April 12th 3:00PM Holly Pummell- Senior Sustainability Specialist with the City of Fort Collins will discuss the Fort Collins Disposable Bag Ordinance that goes into effect May 1, 2022. The ordinance states that large grocers in Fort Collins will no longer provide plastic grocery bags and will begin charging customers for each paper bag used. Watch this Presentation! or View the Slide Show!
  • July 12 3:00PM Presentation Topic to be Determined. Register Here.
  • November 8 3:00PM Presentation Topic to be Determined. Register Here.

Check back for updates or contact Becca Walkinshaw, NoCo Council Chair, for further information!
(970) 980-6562
[email protected]

Northern Colorado Council Leadership

Chair: Becca Walkinshaw, Republic Services- Fort Collins
Co-Chair: Melinda Kadinger, Smokey's 
Co-Chair: Maureen McCarthy, FoCo Trash Mob & BFFP
Recorder: Kim Miller, Individual Member
Board Liaison: Charlie Kamenides, Recycle Colorado Board President, City of Longmont
Staff Lead: Ally Byzewski, Office Manager with Recycle Colorado