West Contra Costa County Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
RecycleMore - West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority
Document Title
West Contra Costa County Single-Use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
RecycleMore is proposing to draft a model ordinance to be used by its Member Agencies for the purpose of regulating the distribution of single-use carryout bags at the point of sale in West Contra Costa County. The proposed ordinance would prohibit the free distribution of single-use carryout paper and plastic bags at the point of sale (i.e., check-out) for all retail establishments except restaurants and nonprofit charitable reuse organizations. An exception to the ban on single-use bags would be made for paper bags containing at least 40 percent recycled content, as long as the retail establishment charges at least five cents for each bag.

Contact Information

Chris Lehon
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Ordiance)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Hydrology/Water Quality, Solid Waste, GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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