Single Use Bag Fee

The City of Batavia enacted a single-use bag fee of 10 cents for any paper or plastic non-reusable bag provided by a retail establishment in Batavia that is larger than 5,000 square feet. Retail establishments are to collect the full amount of the fee, retaining 4 cents and remitting 6 cents of each fee to the City of Batavia. The fee is effective July 1, 2023.

Please use our Online Filing and Payment System to report the number of bags and to remit single use bag fees. The online Filing and Payment Service is through our partner, Xpress Bill Pay. The site is secure and will protect your information with the latest technology. Use the instructions for first-time users (PDF) to set up an account and then you can log into Xpress Bill Pay each month to file your return and if you choose, you may also make your payment online. If you file and pay online, you will not need to mail anything to the City. To mail payment, please fill out the Single Bag Use Fee Return Form (PDF) and send it along with a check for your payment to the address provided on the form. For further information, please call the Finance Department at 630-454-2032.

Single-use Bag Fee Documents

Ordinance 22-59 Implementing Retail Single-Use Bag Program (PDF)

Single Bag Use Fee Return Form (PDF)

Xpress Bill Pay Instructions (PDF)

Xpress Bill Pay portal