- For Retailers
- For Restaurants
- For Shoppers
In this case, a café within a department store, or a delicatessen within a grocery store must follow ordinance requirements for public eating establishments when registers are designated only for the sale of prepared food (as a stand-alone restaurant would). If customer purchases merchandise item along with prepared food, the entire purchase is subject to the ordinance requirement for retailers including a minimum ten-cent charge for paper or reusable bags.
The State of California maintains an online directory of suppliers for compliant reusable bags:
- All bags currently listed on the State website meet the requirements of the Alameda County Reusable Bag Ordinance.
- Bags that meet the State definition of 'Compostable' do NOT meet the Alameda County reusable bag requirements.