Single Use Bags
Annual Reports: ALL STORES SUBMIT THEIR ANNUAL REPORT ONLINE (CLICK HERE)
Self-Certification Form: (CLICK HERE)
On October 15, 2013 the Santa Barbara City Council adopted the Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance. The ordinance prohibits certain stores from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers at the point of sale and requires a 10-cent charge for each paper bag provided to customers. The 10-cent charge on paper bags may be retained by stores for use in complying with the ordinance.
When did the ban begin?
- May 14, 2014: Larger supermarkets and stores with a pharmacy - 10,000 square feet of retail space or more (Ordinance Definition)
- November 14, 2014: Smaller grocery stores, drug stores, pharmacies, convenience food stores and food marts (Ordinance Definition)
Stores in Santa Barbara that sell a line of groceries must complete a self-certification .