The City offers free reusable bags

Leaving the town of Las Cruces

To encourage people to carry and use reusable bags, the City of Las Cruces is distributing free cloth bags at the following locations:

  • City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
  • Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.
  • Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.
  • Henry Benavidez Community Center, 1040 McClure Road.
  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.
  • Cafe Sage, 6121 Reynolds Drive.
  • Eastside Community Center, 310 N. Tornillo Street

Additionally, the City will work with any social service providers in Las Cruces who wish to distribute free cloth shopping bags to social service providers’ customers, patients, members, or visitors. All Service Centers interested in distributing free cloth bags should contact Jenny Hernandez at 575/541-2173 or email [email protected]

The City of Las Cruces initiated Ordinance 2984, January 1, 2022, to limit the use of plastic bags in most retail establishments.

Most retail businesses cannot provide single-use plastic bags to customers. Retailers can sell reusable bags, provide recycled boxes, or sell paper bags for 10 cents.

For more information, go to the City’s website and search “Bring Your Own Bag”. Information is also available by calling the city’s office of sustainability at 575/541-2177.

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