Welcome Waterville Neighbors,

Thank you for visiting our website!  We are a group of Waterville residents concerned about the environmental and economic impacts of plastic grocery and shopping bags. We are working to pass an ordinance at the ballot box on November 6th , 2018 to ban plastic shopping bags only at Waterville businesses that are 10,000 square feet or larger. This includes grocery stores and big box stores, where the majority of plastic bags come from.  We encourage you to use a reusable shopping bag instead!

Fifteen towns in Maine have already passed local ordinances to ban or place a 5 cent fee on plastic shopping bags including:

  • York – Banned

    • Bath – Banned

    • Freeport – Banned

    • Kennebunk – Banned

    • Brunswick – Banned

    • Saco – Banned

    • Belfast- Banned

  •  Cape Elizabeth – Banned

  • Rockland – Banned

  • Blue Hill – Banned

  • Manchester – Banned

    • Portland – 5 cent fee

    • South Portland – 5 cent fee

    • Falmouth – 5 cent fee

  •  Topsham – 5 cent fee

We have reviewed ordinances passed in the towns listed above and written an ordinance that is Waterville-specific. We will ask the Waterville City Council to place the ordinance on the November 6th, 2018 ballot so that all Waterville voters have a say. 

Thanks to the volunteers who pitched in!


Over 300 people signed our petition at the polls on election day!

Over 300 people signed our petition at the polls on election day!

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