New Retail Page

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:

Resources for Cities

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. 

What eating establishments have to comply with the ordinance?

Beginning November 1, 2017 all public eating establishments including restaurants, food trucks, cafes, bars  and others selling prepared food and beverages may no longer distribute single-use plastic checkout bags to customers for their take-out food. If your restaurant is not a 'brick & mortar' store (e.g. Flea & Farmer's market stalls), no changes are needed.

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