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Reusable Bag Policy

When and WHAT?

To help reduce waste and pollution, on January 1, 2014, certain large retailers in the City of Los Angeles will ban plastic carryout bags and require a $0.10 fee on each paper carryout bag requested by the customer. On July 1, 2014, certain small retailers will ban plastic carryout bags and require $0.10 fee on each paper carryout bag requested.

Refer to www.lacitysan.org under "Bring Your Own Bag" and subsequent plastic bag related bullets.

Click here to see the City Council Policy on Single-Use Carryout Bags.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

WHY?

Quality of life requires consumer responsibility.

As a covered entity under TitleII of the American Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accomodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.