Single-Use Carry-Out Bag Reduction Ordinance

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
Single-Use Carry-Out Bag Reduction Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Multiple zones and land uses
Document Description
The Proposed Ordinance would prohibit the free distribution of single-use plastic and paper carry-out bags at the point of sale within the City of Santa Clara. An exception is made for recycled paper bags containing at least 40% post-consumer recycled content, which can be provided to customers at the point of sale for a minimum ten cents ($0.10) charge. Retail establishments located and operating within the City that would be subject to the Proposed Ordinance include any commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items directly related to the customer. Restaurants, other food providers, and non-profit charitable reuse retailers would be exempt from the Proposed Ordinance. The Proposed Ordinance would not include development of any physical structures or involve any construction.

Contact Information

Dave Staub
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 101, 237, 82, 280
UP, Caltrain
San Jose Int'l
Guadalupe River, Saratoga Creek, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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