All residents are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags, however, to ease the impact on low-income customers, retailers must waive the carryout bag fee for customers paying with a voucher or electronic benefits card issued under:
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) support programs
- Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Washington State Food Assistance Program (FAP)
The Plastic Bag Ban does not apply to food banks and other food assistance programs, but these organizations are encouraged to reuse bags whenever possible.