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*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/9/2016
Stores Affected
Food stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Bag is accepted for recycling in curbside programs; On 1/1/16-bags should be made from a minimum of 20% PCR; By 1/1/20 bags should be made of 40% PCR content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the country where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of post-consumer content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
(1) Has a handle and is designed for at least 125 uses, as provided in this article. (2) Has a volume capacity of at least 15 liters. (3) Is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
(4) Has printed on the bag, or on a tag attached to the bag that is not intended to be removed, and in a manner visible to the consumer, all of the following information: (A) The name of the manufacturer. (B) The country where the bag was manufactured. (C) A statement that the bag is a reusable bag and designed for at least 125 uses.
Additional Information
Senate Bill #270 Outlaws disposable plastic checkout bags at stores that carry groceries. Requires stores to charge at least 10 cents for paper bags or other reusable bags. The ban takes effect immediately, but the statewide law allows municipalities to continue to operate under their own guidelines if the ordinances were adopted before Jan. 1, 2015 — otherwise, the communities must comply with the new state law.
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Alameda County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2017
Stores Affected
All retail establishments and restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable and compostable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words Recyclable,the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
The ACWMAB did not think the $.25 increase was necessary so the fee stays at $0.10. Effective 11/1/17 for restaurants, 5/1/17 for retail stores; 1/1/13 for markets Incorporated Cities: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City Unincorporated Cities: Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol
Updated as of
6/9/2017
American Canyon
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
no old-growth fiber, a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material, and is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
The word recyclable must be printed in some manner on the outside of the bag, along with the name and location of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable bag means either a bag made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric that has handles. It can also be a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick, and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
2/11/2016
Arcata
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/1/2014
Stores Affected
Supermarket, pharmacy, retail stores, convenience food stores.
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber. Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content. Compostable (ASTM D6400). Accepted at curbside & recycle centers in Humboldt County.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with word "Recyclable" and post-consumer content information
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10 starting 8/1/2014
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Durable & washable material. Proven to carry 22lb 125 times over 175 feet. Does not contain lead, cadmium or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Plastic minimum thickness of 2.25 mil.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Stores may only provide reusable bag, recyclable paper bag, protetive paper bag.
Updated as of
3/24/2014
Belvedere
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
6/9/14 - Grocery, drug, and convenience stores 1/1/15 - stores above plus large supermarkets 7/1/15 - stores above plus all other stores
Paper Bag Requirements
1. contains no old growth fiber, 2. is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material; 3. is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6400; 4. is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Clearly labeled with bag manufacturer name, location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and minimum % of post-consumer recycled content and must display the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 125 feet, made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Additional Information
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ag/PlasticBags.cfm
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Beverly Hills
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/23/2014
Stores Affected
Food stores
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no contents from Old Growth Forests; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in Los Angeles County
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards for packaging or reusable bags; and (6) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
Phase 1: Retailers with $2 million gross sales selling groceries & Retailers with 10,000+ sq ft. Phase 2: Convenience stores, groceries, drug stores.
Updated as of
8/21/2017
Calabasas
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2011
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content; is capable of composting consistent with ASTM, is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in Los Angeles
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Calistoga
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
food markets, convenience stores, farmers markets, and stores that hold a type 20 or type 21 off-sale alcoholic beverage state license, and restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
N/ANo old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; and is accepted for curbside recycling in Calistoga
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the outside of the bag the word "Recyclable", the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
If plastic, is at least 2.25 mils thick, has one or more handles, has a minimum lifetime capability of 125 or more uses carrying 22 or more lbs over a distance of at least 175 feet, is at least 15 liters in volume, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Campbell
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/27/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments within city of Mountain View. Does not include public eating establishments or nonprotift charitable reusers.
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber. Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content. 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with words "Recyclable" and "Reusable," post-consumer content information, name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10 before 12/31/2014 $0.25 after 1/1/2015
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Cloth or machine-washable fabric with handles, or reusable plastic bag with handles at least 2.25 mil thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
1/7/2014
Capitola
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/10/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments Excludes restaurants.
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% post consumer recycled paper fiber and recyclable in city curbside recycling program.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Made of cloth or washable woven fabric or made of durable plastic material at least 4.0 mil thick. Does not contain lead, cadmium or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. May be made of HDPE or LDPE.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a recycling symbol or end-of-life management instructions, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/25/2016
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/3/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments Exempt: Restaurants, Nonprofit charitable organizations
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick or other durable material suitable for reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Carpinteria
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains 40% post-consumer recycled paper conten. 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Bag with handles designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Has a minium lifetime capability of 125 or more uses carrying 22 lbs or more over distance of at least 175 feet. Either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, made of durable plastic at least 2.25 mil thick, or made of other durable material.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
8/5/2014
Chico
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
Grocery, drug stores, convenience and smaller markets
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable, except that an eight pount or smaller paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20% post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Is made of cloth or another material that is machine washable or can be cleaned and disinfected; if made by plastic, it is a minimum of 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
2/25/2016
Culver City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/27/2013
Stores Affected
A drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, foodmart. Retail store 10,000+ sq ft and with a pharmacy.
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) Contains no old growth fiber, (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM standards; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the County;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
(1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses over a distance of at lead 175 feet; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; and if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/14/13
Cupertino
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments Exempt: Restaurants, non-profits
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
1/22/2013
Dana Point
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber; is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
8/5/2014
Danville
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Retailers and Restaurants are not required to charge a fee, but they can if they want to.
Updated as of
7/12/2016
Davis
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material. For 8lb rated or smaller recycled paper bag, minimum 20% post consumer material. Accepted in curbside recycling, meets composting ASTM Standard D6400.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with percentage post-consumer material content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Machine washable or easily cleaned/disinfected. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. IF plastic, minimum 2.25 ils thick. Minimum lifetime use of 125 uses.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
3/26/2012 Approved and voted to continue working on ordinance for bag ban. Final reading of ordinance is not scheduled until August 2012.
Updated as of
4/9/2014
Del Mar
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/15/2017
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content, is capable of composting, and is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the city
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, is manufactured in compliance with state, federal, and local laws; and if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Desert Hot Springs
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material, 100% recyclable, meets composting ASTM Standard D6400
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with words "Recyclable" and "Reusable," post-consumer content information, name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Machine washable or easily cleaned/disinfected. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. IF plastic, minimum 2.25 ils thick. Minimum lifetime use of 125 uses.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/9/2014
El Cerrito
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments; Exempt: Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material, 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with words "Recyclable" and "Reusable," post-consumer content information, name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Machine washable or easily cleaned/disinfected. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. IF plastic, minimum 2.25 ils thick. Minimum lifetime use of 125 uses.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/9/2014
Encinitas
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/10/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “Recyclable”
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Fairfax
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/4/2009
Stores Affected
Retail Stores, Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.00
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses and is made of cloth or other machine washable fabric
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
http://www.sustainablefairfax.org/content/view/199/4/
Updated as of
3/13/2014
Fort Bragg
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/10/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains a minimum of forty percent postconsumer recycled content, except a 350 cubic inch or smaller recycled-content paper bag shall contain a minimum of twenty percent postconsumer recycled content; The paper carry out bag is accepted for recycling in curbside program
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is specifically designed for multiple use, meaning manufactured to carry a minimum of 22 pounds for at least 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Glendale
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2014
Stores Affected
Grocery stores only
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) Contains no old growth fiber, (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM standards; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the County;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, the percentage of post-consumer content and displays the word 'Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, capable of carrying a minimum of 22 lbs 125 times over a distance of at least 175 ft; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is machine washable; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts (5) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any
Additional Information
1/15/13 - City Council approves the plastic bag ban; http://www.greenerglendale.org/ 7/1/13 - Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, convenience stores, foodmarts and Retail stores that sell a line of dry grocery, canned goods or nonfood items and some persihable items; 1/1/14 - ban will expand to other retailers
Updated as of
6/9/2017
Gonzales
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, and is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “reusable” and “recyclable,” the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 4 mils thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Grass Valley
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no old growth fiber, (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled content; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6400; and (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City of Grass Valley or the County of Nevada.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Greenfield
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/12/2015
Stores Affected
All retailers and restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
has printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “reusable” and “recyclable,” the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 4 mils thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Hercules
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2015
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
10/20/2014
Hermosa Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
"Recyclable paper carryout bag" means a paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: (1) contains no old growth fiber, (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard 06400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; (6) displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
"Reusable bag" means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other toxic material that may pose a threat to public health (a reusable bag manufacturer may demonstrate compliance with this requirement by obtaining a no objection letter from the Federal Food and Drug Administration); (7) if made of plastic film, be at least 2.25 millimeters thick, measured according to the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6988-13; and (8) complies with Section 260.12 of Part 260 of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations related to recyclable claims if the reusable grocery bag producer makes a claim that the reusable grocery bag is recyclable.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any; (6) bag care and washing instructions;
Additional Information
Updated as of
6/20/2017
Huntington Beach
Status
Repealed
Enforcement Date
5/4/2015
Stores Affected
N/A
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Originally the ban went into effect on 1/1/13 and applied to Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, convenience stores, foodmarts and Retail stores that sell a line of dry grocery, canned goods or nonfood items and some persihable items. It was repealed on 5/4/15.
Updated as of
6/4/2015
Indio
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/14/2015
Stores Affected
Grocery and retail stores
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled content; is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
has printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable," the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag that has handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) is machine washable or is made of material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 2) has a minimum lifetime of one hundred twenty-five (125) uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of twenty-two (22) pounds one hundred twenty-five (125) times over a distance of at least one hundred seventy-five (175) feet; (3) if made of a plastic, it must be at least two and one-quarter (2.25) millimeter thick; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
King City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Reusable & Recyclable" on the outside of the bag Name and location of manufacturer & % of post consumer content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 4.0 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Lafayette
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Laguna Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable", the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Larkspur
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2014
Stores Affected
Full-line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; or, At least 10,000 square feet of space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 of Div. 2 of the Business and Professions Code; or, Drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no old growth fiber, (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City of Larkspur;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet; has a minimum volume of 15 liters; made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Additional Information
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ag/PlasticBags.cfm
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Long Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores, Food marts, Liquor Stores and other retail stores selling a limited line of goods including milk, bread, soda and snack foods.
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements, is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/2/2012
Los Altos
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/4/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable", the name of the manufacturer, the location, where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10 before 12/31/2014
Later Fee Increase
$0.25 after 1/1/2015
Reusable Bag Requirements
Made with cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles or a durable plastic bag with handles at least 2.25 mil thick specifically designed for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/9/2014
Los Angeles
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2014
Stores Affected
"(1) Full-line retail store with gross annual sales of $2 million or more selling dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items or some perishable items (2) Stores at least 10,000 sq ft (3) Stores selling limited line of goods such as, milk, bread, soda, snack."
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with "Recyclable" in minimum 14-point type size.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Minimum 125 uses, volume of 15 liters, machine washable or material capable of beign cleaned, does not contain lead amoutn greater than 89 ppm nor contain total heavy metals greater than 99 ppm. If plastic, minimum 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on bag or tag permanently affixed to bag: manufacturer, country manufactured, statement saying bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts, percentage of post-consumer recycled material (if used), bag care and washing instructions.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/9/2014
Los Angeles County - Unincorporated Cities
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2012
Stores Affected
Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores, Food marts, Liquor Stores and other retail stores selling a limited line of goods including milk, bread, soda and snack foods.
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
Los Angeles Unincorporated Cities: Acton, Agua Dulce, Alondra Park, Altadena, Athens, Avocado Heights, Baldwin Hills, Castaic, Charter Oak, Citrus, Del Aire, Desert View Highlands, East Los Angeles, East Pasadena, East Rancho Dominguez, East San Gabriel, Elizabeth Lake, Florence-Graham, Green Valley, Hacienda Heights, Hasley Canyon, La Crescenta-Montrose, Ladera Heights, Lake Hughes, Lake Los Angeles, Lennox, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Marina del Rey, Mayflower Village, North El Monte, Quartz Hill
Updated as of
10/3/12
Los Gatos
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/3/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments excluding public eating establishments and non-profit charitable reusers.
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable", the name of the manufacturer, the location, where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10 before 12/31/2014
Later Fee Increase
$0.25 after 1/1/2015
Reusable Bag Requirements
Made with cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles or a durable plastic bag with handles at least 2.25 mil thick specifically designed for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/9/2014
Malibu
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/27/2009
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
 (1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is one hundred (100) percent recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty (40) percent post-consumer recycled content;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either: (1) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 millimeters thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Starting 4/27/17, all stores are required to charge a minimum fee to customers when providing a recycled paper bag.
Updated as of
4/27/2017
Mammoth
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content and is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
2/25/2016
Manhattan Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/14/2012
Stores Affected
All Stores, Restaurants, commercial establishments providing perishable or non perishable goods
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; or made of other durable material suitable for reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2014
Marin County Unincorporated
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
Full-line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; or, At least 10,000 square feet of space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 of Div. 2 of the Business and Professions Code; or, Drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (20% for 8lb bags or less); Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods; Capable of composting consistent with ASTM Standards
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Clearly labeled with bag manufacturer name, location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and minimum % of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 125 feet, made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Additional Information
Almonte, Baltimore Park, Bel Aire, Bel Marin Keys, Belvedere Island, Bivalve, Blakes Landing, Burdell, California Park, Cerro, Chapman, Cypress Grove, Dewitt, Dogtown, El Campo, Escalle, Fallon, Five Brooks, Forest Knolls, Gallinas, Greenbrae, Hamlet, Harbor Point, Homestead Valley, Ignacio, Inverness Park, Jewell, Kent Woodlands, Lagunitas, Lairds Landing, Las Gallinas, Los Ranchitos, Lucas Valley, Manzanitas, Marconi, Marinwood, Marshall, McDonald, McNears Beach, Meadowsweet, Millerton, Murray Park, Nick's Cove, Ocean Roar, Old Town, Olema, Paradise Cay, Reed, Reynolds, Sacramento Landing, Saint Vincent, San Antonio, San Quentin, Seahaven, Shafter, Strawberry Manor, Tamalpais Valley Junction, Tamalpais Valley, Tocaloma, Vincent Landing, Waldo
Updated as of
10/3/12
Marina
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/9/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable", the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
$0.25 (12 months from effective date)
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to be reused at least 125 times and that is either (1) made of cloth or other washable natural or synthetic fibers that can be cleaned and disinfected, or, (2) made from plastic film that is at least four (4.0) mils thick and capable of being cleaned and disinfected.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Martinez
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail stores and restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) Postconsumer Recycled Material;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(3) displays the word “Recyclable: in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag; and (4) and displays the percentage of Postconsumer Recycled Material used.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) is machine washable or capable of being cleaning and disinfected; (3) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts as defined by applicable State and Federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags; and (4) if made of plastic, a minimum of 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Mendocino County Unincorporated
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (20% for 8lb bags or less); Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, and the minimum percentage of postconsumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10 (except restuarants)
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is specifically designed for multiple reuse, meaning able to carry a minimum of 22 pounds for at least 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Mendocino Unincorporated Cities: Albion, Anchor Bay, Boonville, Branscomb, Brookstrails, Calpella, Caspar, Cleone, Comptche, Covelo, Dos Rios, Elk, Gualala, Hopland, Inglenook, Laytonville, Leggett, Little River, Longvale, Manchester, Mendocino, Muir, Navarro, Noyo, Old Hopland, Philo, Piercy, Pine Grove, Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Rockport, Talmage, Westport, Yorkville
Updated as of
10/3/12
Mill Valley
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
Full-line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; or, At least 10,000 square feet of space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 of Div. 2 of the Business and Professions Code; or, Drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (20% for 8lb bags or less); Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods; Capable of composting consistent with ASTM Standards
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Clearly labeled with bag manufacturer name, location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and minimum % of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 125 feet, made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Additional Information
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ag/PlasticBags.cfm
Updated as of
3/26/2014
Millbrae
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2012
Stores Affected
All retail establishments; excludes restaurants and non-profits
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Reusable & Recyclable" on the outside of the bag Name and location of manufacturer & % of post consumer content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other washable material capable of being cleaned and disinfected, and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is suitable for reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Retailers in Millbrae will still charge 10 cents a bag because the city adopted its own reusable bag ordinance in 2012.
Updated as of
10/22/2012
Milpitas
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on it the percent of post-consumer recycled content, the name and the location of the Manufacturer, and the words “Recyclable” AND “Reusable”.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A reusable bag has handles and is made out of durable materials specially designed and manufactured for multiple re-use. Reusable plastics bags must be at least 2.25 mils thick and designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/11/2016
Monrovia
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
Grocery, drug, and convenience stores
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A(1) contains no old growth forest fiber; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, refers to the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is a machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts as defined by applicable state and federal standards for packaging or reusable bags; and if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
(5) names the manufacturer, location (country) of where the bag is manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and states the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used if any, printed on the bag or tag permanently affixed to the bag;
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Monterey
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2012
Stores Affected
Retail Stores, Grocery
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words Reusable? and ?Recyclable?, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
0.25 (twelve months from final passage and adoption)
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/22/2012
Monterey County Unincorporated
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/27/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable," the name and location (country) of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
$0.25 (12 months from effective date)
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to be reused at least 125 times and that is either (1) made of cloth or other washable natural or synthetic fibers that can be cleaned and disinfected, or if plastic with a 4.0 mil thickness
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Ambler Park, Blanco, Bolsa Knolls, Bradley, Bryson, Camphora, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Valley Village, Castroville, Chualar, Coburn, Confederate Corners, Cooper, Corral de Tierra, Dean, Del Monte, East Garrison, Elsa, Fort Romie, Gabilan Acres, Gorda, Harlem, Jamesburg, Jolon, Lockwood, Lonoad, Lucia, Martinus Corner, Metz, Millers Ranch, Molus, Moss, Nacimiento, Nashua, Natvidad, Neponset, Notleys Landing, Oak Hills, Old Hilltown, Pacific Grove Acres, Parkfield, Pebble Beach, Penvir, Plaskett, Posts, Robles Del Rio, San Ardo, San Benancio, San Lucas, Slates Hot Springs, Spence, Spreckels Junction, Sreckels, Sycamore Flat, Tassajara Hot Springs, Valleton, Watsonville Junction, Welby, Wunpost
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Morgan Hill
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2014
Stores Affected
"(1) Retail stores with gross annual sales of $2 million or more selling dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items (2) Stores at least 5,000 sq ft selling perishable or non-perishable goods (3) Drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience store, food mart, entity engaged in selling goods that include milk, bread, soda, snack foods, type 20 or 21 license holders. (4) Stores less than 5,000 sq ft selling perishable or non perishable goods"
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable, minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material, capable of composting to ASTM Standard D6400, accepted for curbside recycling.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with name of manufacturer, location bag was manufactured, minimum percentage of postconsumer material used, displays word "recyclable" in highly visible manner outside of bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Meets EcoLogo ATP-001 standard for durability for 1500 cycles of testing and capacity test of 15 liters of volume. Machine washable or made of cleanable material. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. If plastic, minimum 2.25 mil thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on bag or tag permanently affixed to bag: manufacturer, country manufactured, statement saying bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts, percentage of post-consumer recycled material (if used).
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2014
Mountain View
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2013
Stores Affected
Retail establishments selling perishable or nonperishable goods. Exempt: Public eating establishments or nonprofit charitable reusers"
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words Reusable” and “Recyclable”, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
0.25 in 2015
Reusable Bag Requirements
Made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2014
Napa
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
On 3/19/13, city council unanimously approved to move forward with preparing an ordinance
Updated as of
7/23/2014
Nevada City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Northridge
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2014
Stores Affected
Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores, Food marts, Liquor Stores and other retail stores selling a limited line of goods including milk, bread, soda and snack foods.
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable and contains a minimum of 40% post consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
See Los Angeles city ban information
Updated as of
5/13/2014
Novato
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
Full-line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; or, At least 10,000 square feet of space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 of Div. 2 of the Business and Professions Code; or, Drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (20% for 8lb bags or less); Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods; Capable of composting consistent with ASTM Standards
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Clearly labeled with bag manufacturer name, location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and minimum % of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 125 feet, made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the minimum percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Additional Information
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ag/PlasticBags.cfm
Updated as of
3/26/2014
Oceanside
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber; is one hundred percent recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material, is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the ASTM Standar D6400, and is accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which means the capacity of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 ft; 2. has a minimum volume of 15 liters; 3. is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 4. does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, 5. if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 millimeters thick, is made from a minimum of 40% postconsumer recycled materials, and is recyclable at the stores subject to this ordinance.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured
Additional Information
signage required clearly indicating the per bag charge for reusable bags.
Updated as of
9/14/2016
Ojai
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2012
Stores Affected
Retail & Grocery
Paper Bag Requirements
Accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other washable material capable of being cleaned and disinfected, and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is suitable for reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
6/20/2017
Pacific Grove
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content, is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
has printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable”, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and is either: (1) made of cloth or other washable woven fabric, or (2) made of durable material that is at least 4.0 mils thick that can be cleaned or disinfected at least 125 times. A “reusable bag” may be made of recyclable plastic such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), or polypropylene.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Palm Desert
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Reusable & Recyclable" on the outside of the bag Name and location of manufacturer & % of post consumer content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Machine washable or easily cleaned/disinfected. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. IF plastic, minimum 2.25 mils thick. Minimum lifetime use of 125 uses.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/14/2014
Palm Springs
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2015
Stores Affected
Retail Stores Retail store with at least 10,000 sq ft selling perishable or non perishable goods, drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience store, stores less than 10,000 sq ft selling perishable or non-perishable goods. "
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable, is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in highly visible manner the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable, the name and location of manufacturer, and percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Machine washable or easily cleaned/disinfected. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. IF plastic, minimum 2.25 mils thick. Minimum lifetime use of 125 uses.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
City Council considering ban.
Updated as of
4/10/2014
Palo Alto
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
18-24 month review
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other washable material capable of being cleaned and disinfected, and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is suitable for reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
Retailers 7-1, Restaurants 11/1.
Updated as of
6/20/2017
Pasadena
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/31/2012
Stores Affected
Grocery stores, retail stores 10,000+ sq ft, food marts, liquor stores and pharmacies Exempt: Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable, is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM, and is accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which means capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, is machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected, does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and made of durable material such as cloth or if plastic is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Pico Rivera
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2016 for large grocery and drug stores; 7/1/2017 for small grocery and convenience stores
Stores Affected
Grocery, drug and convenience stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable, is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM, and is accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location, (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which means capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, is machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected, does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and made of durable material such as cloth or if plastic is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Pittsburg
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/15/2014
Stores Affected
All retailers Exempt: Public eating establishments and nonprofit charitable organizations
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, contains minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material, accepted for curbside recycling.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed "Recyclable" and percentage postconsumer recycled material used in highly visible manner outside of bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
$0.15 in 2015 $0.25 in 2016
Reusable Bag Requirements
Manufactured for multiple reuse, has minimum lifetime of 125 uses, machine washable or capable of being cleaned, does nto contain lead, cadmium or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. If plastic, minimum 2.25 mil thickness.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2014
Pleasant Hill
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/4/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no old growth fiber, (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) Postconsumer Recycled Material;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(3) displays the word “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag; and (4) and displays the percentage of Postconsumer Recycled Material used
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) is machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected; (3) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts as defined by applicable State and Federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags; and (4) if made of plastic, is a minimum of 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Richmond
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retailers Exempt: Public eating establishments"
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, contains minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with words "Reusable and Recyclable" in highly visible manner on outside of bag, displays percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, displays name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
$0.10 in 2016
Reusable Bag Requirements
Minimum 125 uses, machine washable material or capable of being cleaned, does not contain lead, cadmium or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. If plastic, minimum 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2014
Ross
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable; is capable of composting; Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with word "Recyclable" in highly visible manner on outside of bag, displays percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, displays name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; 2. has a minimum volume of 15 liters; 3. is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 4. does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
Adopted on 9/11/14; Store signage required as well
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Sacramento
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2016
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores, liquor stores and convenience stores only
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. Is made of cloth, washable woven fabric, or other durable material that is at least 2.25 mils thick; 2. Is machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected; 3. Is capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, 125 times; 4. Has a minimum volume capacity of 15 liters; 5. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal regulations for packaging or reusable bags; 
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer; the country where the bag was manufactured; a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; and the percentage of postconsumer recycled materials used, if any.
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/11/2016
Sacramento County Unincorporated Areas
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2016
Stores Affected
Grocery stores, drug stores larger than 10,000 square feet and retailers that sell groceries
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. Is made of cloth, washable woven fabric, or other durable material that is at least 2.25 mils thick; 2. Is machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected; 3. Is capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, 125 times; 4. Has a minimum volume capacity of 15 liters; 5. Does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal regulations for packaging or reusable bags; 
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer; the country where the bag was manufactured; a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; and the percentage of postconsumer recycled materials used, if any.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
6/17/2016
Salinas
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable”, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to be reused at least 125 times and that is either (1) made of cloth or other washable natural or synthetic fibers that can be cleaned and disinfected, or (2) made from plastic film that shall be at least four (4.0) mils thick and capable of being cleaned and disinfected.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
San Anselmo
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2015
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable; is capable of composting; Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with word "Recyclable" in highly visible manner on outside of bag, displays percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, displays name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; 2. has a minimum volume of 15 liters; 3. is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 4. does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
San Diego
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2017
Stores Affected
Food stores
Paper Bag Requirements
is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
has the following information printed on the bag: (1) name of the bag manufacturer; (2) the country of bag manufacture; and (3) the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used to make the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (a) has a minimum useful life of 125 uses which, for purposes of this Division, means the capacity to carry at least 22 pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet at least 125 times; (b) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (c) is machine washable or is made of a material that can be cleaned or disinfected with commonly available household cleaners; (d) does not contain lead in an amount greater than 89 parts per million (ppm) or contain total heavy metals (lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and mercury) in an amount greater than 99 ppm, unless lower heavy metal limits are imposed by applicable state or federal law, in which case the lower limits shall apply; (e) if made predominantly of plastic derived from petroleum, natural gas, or a biologically-based source, such as corn or other plant sources, is at least 2.25 mils thick; (f) if made predominantly of plastic derived from petroleum or natural gas, is made from at least twenty percent (20%) post-consumer recycled (O-2016-64) -PAGE 7 OF 14- material;
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has the following information printed on the bag or printed on a tag permanently affixed to the bag: (1) the name of the bag manufacturer; (2) the country of bag manufacture; (3) a statement that the bag does not contain lead or total heavy metals in amounts greater than those set forth above in this definition; (4) the percentage of post-consumer recycled material, if any, used to make the bag; and (5) the bag care and washing instructions.
Additional Information
3/1/17 for grocery stores and pharmacies; 9/1/17 for convenience stores and small markets
Updated as of
8/21/2017
San Francisco
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2013
Stores Affected
Restaurants, Retail Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable, is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM, and is accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag and is labeled with the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where manufactured and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content in an easy-to-read font.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses and has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which means capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet, is capable of being washed so as to be cleaned and disinfected at least 100 times. If made of plastic is at least 2.25 mils thick. Meets the standards of the CA Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act and any standards for minimum recycled contest established by regulation adopted by the Dept.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
If a compostable plastic bag is made, it must confirm to at least the minimum standards of CA labeling law and meets current ASTM D6400 specs for compostability and is labeled as meeting the ASTM Standard by a recognized third-party independent verification entity, such as Biodegradable Product Institute, and is labeled ?Compostable? on both sides of the bag either in green color lettering that is at least one inch in height or within a green color band at least one inch in height in order to be readily and easily identifiable.
Additional Information
Additional information (external link)
Updated as of
10/3/12
San Jose
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words Recyclable AND Reusable, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
$0.25 fee started January 2014
Updated as of
6/9/2017
San Luis Obispo County (including unincorporated cities)
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2012
Stores Affected
Supermarkets, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, convenience stores and those with more than 10,000 square feet of retail space. That includes home improvement, sporting goods and department stores.
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content (20% for 8lb bags or less); Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods, is capable of composting consistent with ASTM standards
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, the percentage of post-consumer content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time and is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick; does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, California Valley, Cholame, El Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Halcyon, Harmony, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Pozo, San Luis Obispo
Updated as of
10/22/2012
San Mateo County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments; excludes restaurants and non-profits
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Reusable and Recyclable" on the outside of the bag, Name and location of manufacturer and % of post consumer content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other washable material capable of being cleaned and disinfected, and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is suitable for reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
CITIES AFFECTED: Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Millbrae*, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco (Excluded from the county ban: Woodside, Atherton, Hillsborough) *Millbrae only has to charge 10 cents a bag because the city adopted its own reusable bag ordinance in 2012. Initial bag fee was $0.10. January 1st 2015 goes to $.25
Updated as of
6/9/2017
San Mateo County Unincorporated
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments; excludes restaurants and non-profits
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and is 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Reusable & Recyclable" on the outside of the bag Name and location of manufacteror & % of post consumer content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.25
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other washable material capable of being cleaned and disinfected, and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is suitable for reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
CITIES AFFECTED: Broadmoor, Burlingame Hills, Devonshire, El Granada, Emerald Lake Hills, Fair Oaks, Highlands/Baywood Park, La Honda, Ladera, Loma Mar, Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde, Menlo Oaks, Montara, Moss Beach, North Fair Oaks, Palomar Park, Pescadero, Princeton, San Gregorio, South Coast/Skyline, Sequoia Tract, Skylonda, Stanford Lands and West Menlo Park Initial bag fee was $0.10. January 1st 2015 goes to $.25
Updated as of
6/9/2017
San Pablo
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
1) contains no old growth fiber, 2) is one hundred percent 100 recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent 40 Postconsumer Recycled Material
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words Reusable and Recyclable in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag and displays the percentage of Postconsumer Recycled Material used and the name and location of the manufacturer
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements 1 has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses which for purposes of this subsection means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet 3 is machine washable or capable of being cleaned and disinfected 4 does not contain lead cadmium or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts as defined by applicable State and Federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags 5 if made of plastic is a minimum of at least 2.5 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/7/2016
San Rafael
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/15/2014
Stores Affected
Full-line, self service retail store with gross annual sales of $2 million or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; or, At least 10,000 square feet of space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law and that has a pharmacy licensed pursuant to Chapter 9 of Div. 2 of the Business and Professions Code; or, Drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) No old growth fiber (2) 100% recyclable, & Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content, (3) Capable of composting consistent with ASTM Standards 06400, (4) Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Clearly labeled with bag manufacturer name, location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and minimum % of post-consumer recycled content. Displays word "recyclable" in highly visible manner outside bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses which means able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 125 feet, made of material that can be cleaned and disinfected; Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, location (country) bag was manufactured, a statement that bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, and if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Additional Information
http://www.co.marin.ca.us/ag/PlasticBags.cfm http://www.cawrecycles.org/files/SanRafaelBagOrdinance_1920.pdf
Updated as of
3/13/2014
Santa Barbara
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/14/2014
Stores Affected
Food stores
Paper Bag Requirements
1. contains no old growth fiber; 2. is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post- consumer recycled material; 3. is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard D6400; 4. is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
6. displays the word “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; 2. has a minimum volume of 15 liters; 3. is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 4. does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; ; and 6. if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
5. has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
6/20/2017
Santa Barbara County - Unincorporated
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/24/2016
Stores Affected
Supermarkets and Liquor Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/18/2015
Santa Clara
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable," the name and location (country) of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
"Reusable Bag" means either a bag made of cloth or machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag attached to the bag that is not intended to be removed and in a manner visible to the consumer the following information: the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a recycling symbol or end of life management instructions, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
Recycled paper bags for sale must be separately itemized on receipts. Santa Clara County has a bag ban in effect for their unincorporated cities.
Updated as of
7/27/2017
Santa Clara Unincorporated Cities
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2012
Stores Affected
All Retail Establishments Exempt: Restaurants, Non-Profits and Social Organizations
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable," the name and location (country) of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.15
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Designed and manufactured to withstand a minimum of 100 uses, capability of carrying a minimum of 22 lbs, 100 times over a distance of at least 175 ft., made from material that can be cleaned and disinfected, does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a recycling symbol or end-of-life management instructions, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
Alum Rock, Burbank, Cambrian Park, East Foothills, Fruitdale, Lexington Hills, Llagas-Uvas, Loyola, San Martin, Stanford
Updated as of
7/27/2017
Santa Cruz
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/10/2013
Stores Affected
All Retail Stores Exempt: Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
NA
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, has a minimum lifetime of 125 or more uses, able to carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
As of January 2013, city council will settle a lawsuit and make changes to ordinance as a result.
Updated as of
1/18/2013
Santa Cruz County Unincorporated
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2013
Stores Affected
Restaurants, Retail Stores, Grocery
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
NA
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
$0.25
Reusable Bag Requirements
2.25 Mil Minimum Thickness for Reusable Plastic Bag
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
NA
Additional Information
Chittenden, Opal Cliffs, Summit, Swanton
Updated as of
5/13/2014
Santa Monica
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2011
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains a minimum of forty percent postconsumer recycled materials; An eight-pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of twenty percent postconsumer recycled material; The paper carry out bag is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in a majority of households that have access to curbside recycling programs in the City; The paper carry out bag is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society of Testing and Material (ASTM)
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the paper carryout bag is the minimum percentage of post-consumer content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of one hundred twenty-five uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of twenty-two pounds one hundred twenty-five times over a distance of at least one hundred seventy-five feet; (2) has a minimum volume of fifteen liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable State and Federal standards and regulations for packaging or reusable bags; if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least two and one-quarter mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
Additional information (external link)
Updated as of
10/2/2012
Sausalito
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/18/2014
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable; is capable of composting; Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with word "Recyclable" in highly visible manner on outside of bag, displays percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, displays name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; 2. has a minimum volume of 15 liters; 3. is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 4. does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Seaside
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/20/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable”, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to be reused at least 125 times and that is either (1) made of cloth or other washable fabric, or, (2) made of durable, recyclable material that is at least four (4.0) mils thick that can be cleaned or disinfected at least 125 times. A “Reusable Bag” may be made of recyclable plastic such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), or polypropylene.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Solana Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/9/2012
Stores Affected
Retail Stores, Grocery, Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
As of January 2013, city council is revisiting plastic bag ban at request of a councilman and due to complaints regarding the paper bag fee.
Updated as of
1/25/2013
Soledad
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the words “reusable” and “recyclable”, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to be reused at least 125 times and that is either (1) made of cloth or other washable fabric, or, (2) made of durable, recyclable material that is at least four (4.0) mils thick that can be cleaned or disinfected at least 125 times. A “reusable bag” may be made of recyclable plastic such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), or polypropylene.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Sonoma County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2014
Stores Affected
Includes: Retail Establishments (including but not limited to retailers of clothing, food, personal items) in Sonoma County & its incorporated cities. Excluded: Public eating establishments and non-profit charitable reusers.
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber, minimum 40% post-consumer recycled material, 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with words "Recyclable" and "Reusable," post-consumer content information, name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Cloth or other machine washable fabric with handles, or durable plastic bag with handles at least 2.25 mil thick specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected. Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or other heavy metal in toxic amounts.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
County-wide ban - Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburd, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Windsor
Updated as of
4/8/2014
South Lake Tahoe
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/15/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
No old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the word "Recyclable" and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
$0.20
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of one hundred twenty-five uses, (2) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected, (3) Meets the standards of the CA Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act, and (4) If made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
http://www.cityofslt.us/DocumentCenter/View/2538
Updated as of
5/12/2014
South Pasadena
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/31/2014
Stores Affected
Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Food Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
a bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content, is 100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
printed in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag the word "Recyclable", and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of one hundred twenty-five uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of twenty-two pounds one hundred twenty-five times over a distance of at least one hundred seventy-five feet; (2) has a minimum volume of fifteen liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; and (6) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
St. Helena
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of forty percent (40%) Post-consumer Recycled Material; is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
printed in a manner on the outside of the bag the word “Recyclable,” the name and location of the manufacturer, and the percentage of Post-consumer Recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable Bag” means either a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Sunnyvale
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2013
Stores Affected
Retail Stores; Exempt: Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; is capable of composting, consistent with ASTM, is accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on it the percent of post-consumer recycled content, the name and location of the manufacturer, and the words ?Recyclable?
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
$0.25
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Tiburon
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/3/2014
Stores Affected
Food stores
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber and a minimum of 40 percent post-consumer recycled content, is 100 percent recyclable; is capable of composting; Accepted for curbside recycling programs in most neighborhoods
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed with word "Recyclable" in highly visible manner on outside of bag, displays percentage of post-consumer recycled material used, displays name and location of manufacturer.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following requirements: 1. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet; 2. has a minimum volume of 15 liters; 3. is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; 4. does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any;
Additional Information
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Truckee
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2014
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber and must have minimum 40% post consumer recycled content and be 100% recyclable.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Bag made with cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick and designed for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
After seeking community input, city council found that majority of residents support ban. *NOT ALL OF TRUCKEE FALLS UNDER THIS PBB; Check with the city to confirm
Updated as of
9/18/2015
Ukiah
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/30/2014
Stores Affected
Retail stores, Restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains a minimum of 40 percent postconsumer recycled content, except a 350 cubic inch or smaller recycled-content paper bag shall contain a minimum of 20 percent postconsumer recycled content and is accepted for recycling in the curbside program
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on it the percent of post-consumer recycled content, the name of the manufacturer
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically deigned and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts and made of cloth or other machine washable fabric or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
6/6/2014
Walnut Creek
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/18/2014
Stores Affected
All Retailers, All Public Eating Establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains minimum 40% postconsumer recycled material.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word Recyclable in highly visible manner on outside of bag, displays percentage of postconsumer recycled material used.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
Possibly $0.25 as decided by City Manager
Reusable Bag Requirements
Manufactured for multiple reuse, has minimum lifetime of 125 uses, machine washable or capable of being cleaned, does nto contain lead, cadmium or other heavy metal in toxic amounts. If plastic, minimum 2.25 mil thickness.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Adopted ordinance on 3/18/2014.
Updated as of
5/12/2014
Watsonville
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/8/2012
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Minimum 40% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and be recyclable for the curbside recycling program
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
0.25 one year later
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and is either made of cloth or other washable woven fabric or made of durable material that is at least 2.25 mils thick. May be made of recyclable plastic such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), or polypropylene.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/22/12
West Hollywood
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
8/20/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum post consumer recycled material, is capable of composting consistent with ASTM, is accepted for recycling in curbside programs
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, and displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, is washable, does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used.
Additional Information
Additional information (external link)
Updated as of
10/3/12
Yountville
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/1/2016
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
“Recycled Paper Bag” means a paper bag provided by a Retail Establishment to a Customer in accordance with this Chapter, at the check stand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure for the purpose of transporting merchandise out of the establishment that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of forty percent (40%) Post-consumer Recycled Material; is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
The word recyclable must be printed in some manner on the outside of the bag, along with the name and location of the manufacturer and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable bag means either a bag made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric that has handles. It can also be a durable plastic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick, and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
2/25/2016