- For Retailers
- For Restaurants
- For Shoppers
As of May 1, 2017, the law has expanded to include all retail stores that sell perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items. Stores covered since 2013 remain affected. The requirements of the new law are as follows:
Cities in Alameda County are encouraged to provide a summary of the newly expanded bag law on their own websites as well as linking to this website for the full details regarding the ordinance. This will help ensure that retailers and citizens in your jurisdiction can find up-to-date information relating to the Reusable Bag Ordinance via the widest variety of routes and search terms.
The law only applies to carryout bags, not to paper or plastic bags without handles that are used to protect food (such as around containers of soup or stew to prevent spilling).