Goodbye to Single-use Plastic Bags
UPDATED INFORMATION: 12/2016
On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 67, the statewide Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban.
The state law overrides Sacramento County’s law. The state law is similar to the County’s ordinance which prohibits most grocery stores, retail stores with a pharmacy, convenience stores, food marts, and liquor stores from providing single-use plastic carry-out bags to their customers.
Instead, these stores may sell a reusable grocery bag or recycled paper bag to a customer at the point of sale at a charge of at least 10 cents. Please note the 10 cents is collected and kept by the stores and is not paid to the County.
For more information, please visit CalRecycle’s website.
Sacramento County and Single-use Plastic Bag
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors adopted the Single-use Carryout Bag Ordinance on April 26, 2016. Starting July 1, 2016, single-use plastic bags will no longer be provided by many businesses in unincorporated Sacramento County. Instead, shoppers will have a choice of reusable bag options at checkout. Click the links below to learn more about how you can participate for a greener and cleaner community!
Information for Shoppers
Information for Retailers
Report instances of non-compliance to 311, online or by phone. Call 311 (or 875-4311).
For information on the City of Sacramento ordinance, visit their
Bring Your Own Sac webpage.