Since 2013, grocery stores and certain other food retailers in Alameda County have not been allowed to provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout, and the results have been great for the local environment. Since May 1, 2017, this ordinance has expanded to include ALL retail stores in Alameda County, which includes those in the City of Dublin. This plastic bag ban will be expanding to include all restaurants in the City of Dublin starting on November 1, 2017.
What is Required by the Ordinance?
Stores must stop providing single use (plastic) carryout bags
Stores must stock reusable and recycled content paper bags at checkout
Stores must charge a minimum of 10 cents for compliant bags and itemize that charge on receipts