WHICH BUSINESSES ARE AFFECTED?

Retail establishments include any store, food service facility and other for-profit or nonprofit establishment that provides bags to customers for the sale of goods, products, services, or a contractor that provide bags to customers upon the sale of a product. This includes: 

  • Grocery stores or supermarkets 
  • Convenience stores 
  • Corner Stores 
  • Fuel or gas stations  
  • Hardware and home improvement stores 
  • Specialty products stores 
  • Jewelry stores 
  • Florists 
  • Galleries 
  • Liquor stores 
  • Pharmacies 
  • Restaurants 
  • General merchandise or department stores 
  • Any other retail store or vendor, including a temporary store or vendor at a street fair or festival. 

 

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1. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE?
2. WHEN DOES IT TAKE EFFECT?
3. WHERE DOES IT APPLY?
4. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BUSINESSES?
5. WHAT DOES POINT OF SALE MEAN?
6. WHICH BUSINESSES ARE AFFECTED?
7. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CITY RESIDENTS?
8. WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE AFFECTED?
9. WHAT IS A REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAG?
10. IS A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT PERMITTED TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS?
11. WHICH CARRYOUT BAGS ARE EXCLUDED?
12. ARE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS OR REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAGS TO CUSTOMERS?
13. IF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS CHOOSE TO PROVIDE PAPER BAGS OR REUSABLE CARRYOUT BAGS, ARE THEY REQUIRED TO CHARGE A FEE?
14. WILL RESIDENTS BE PROVIDED WITH FREE REUSABLE BAGS?
15. MAY RETAILERS CHARGE A FEE FOR A CARRYOUT/PLASTIC BAG AT THE POINT OF SALE
16. CAN A RESIDENT BRING A PLASTIC OR PAPER BAG FROM HOME FOR PURCHASES
17. DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAT'S NOT ANSWERED HERE?