Effective July 1, 2015, businesses shall be prohibited from providing plastic checkout bags and non-recyclable paper bags to their customers at the point of sale for the purpose of transporting groceries or other merchandise. The City’s Department of Environmental Services will be implementing these new standards.

For more information about the new law and what it means for your family or business please follow this link to the Department’s Plastic Bag Ban information page: http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/archive/plastic_bag_ban.html.

For more information or questions regarding compliance please contact the ENV information office: 768-3454.

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