Single-Use Bag Waste Reduction Ordinance (2013-05)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Truckee
Document Title
Single-Use Bag Waste Reduction Ordinance (2013-05)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In an effort to encourage consumers to utilize reusable bags and reduce plastic waste, the Single-Use Bag Waste Reduction Ordinance was passed banning single-use plastic bags and requiring a minimum charge of 10 centrs on any recycled content paper or reusable bags provided at checkout in the Town of Truckee. Single-use recycled content paper bags must be at least 40% post-consumer material, containing no old growth fiber and are 100 % recyclable while reusable bags are defined as those made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or a durable plactic bag with handles that is at least 2.25 mil thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses. The ordinance excludes restaurants and take-out establishments and single-use plastic bags for large format artwork, tires, dry-cleaning, produce, meat, and bulk items where limited alteranatives exist.

Contact Information

Yumie Dahn
Agency Name
City of Truckee
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307, 15308, Class 7, 8
Reasons for Exemption
Actions by regulatory agencies for protection of natural resources and the environment are categorically exempt from CEQA.

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