Local Ordinances

DISCLAIMER:  This is NOT intended to be a complete list of bag laws and will not be updated. For a comprehensive list of bag laws in the U.S., we find that Californians Against Waste's National List is generally well-maintained.  

The laws below are frequently linked-to Sample Ordinances & CEQA Documents.

  • Town of Fairfax

    • Fairfax's ordinance, an initiative approved by the voters on 11/4/08  (voter-approved initiatives do not fall under CEQA)
  • City of Manhattan Beach (NegDec)

Adopted Bans (invalidated after lawsuits)

  • City of Oakland - see litigation section for details