Reusable Bag LAW FOR ALAMEDA COUNTY

Since 2013, grocery stores and certain other food retailers in Alameda County have not been allowed to provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout, and the results have been great for the local environment.  This ordinance was expanded to include ALL retail stores in Alameda County, beginning in May 2017, and was further expanded to include all restaurants in the City of Dublin beginning in November 2017.

​What is Required by the Ordinance? 


  • Stores must stop providing single use (plastic) carryout bags
  • Stores must stock reusable and recycled content paper bags at checkout
  • Stores must charge a minimum of 10 cents for compliant bags and itemize that charge on receipts
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