Will any purchases be exempt from the ordinance?

Yes. The following uses are exempt from the requirements of the Single-use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance:

  • Plastic produce bags used for vegetables, fruits and meats or loose bulk items such as nuts, grains, beans and pasta, distributed at grocery stores and farmers markets, and for bags used for purchased live bait
  • Bags used to protect breakable glass items
  • Newspaper, laundry or dry cleaning bags
  • Pharmacy bags used to contain prescription drugs
  • Bags used for the transportation of prepared take-out foods and liquids from restaurants and other food providers

Additionally, stores are required to provide customers participating in the California Special Supplemental Food program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and customers participating in the Supplemental Food (SNAP) program with a reusable bag or recycled paper bag at no cost at the point of sale.

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1. When does the Single-use Carryout Bag Reduction Ordinance in the City of Napa go into effect?
2. What type of retailers does this ordinance affect?
3. How does this ordinance specifically affect me as a retailer?
4. What about the statewide plastic bag law?
5. Do I get to keep the revenue from selling the paper bag?
6. Will any purchases be exempt from the ordinance?
7. Are there any plastic or paper bags that can be provided?
8. Isn’t there a law that requires me to put alcoholic beverages into a carryout bag?
9. What is the City of Napa’s definition of a single-use plastic bag?
10. What types of plastic and paper bags are prohibited by this ordinance?
11. What is a reusable bag?
12. Can I provide my customer with a bio-plastic compostable bag?
13. Where can I purchase recycled paper bags and reusable bags?
14. How will the City enforce the ordinance?