On May 14, 2014 the City of Santa Barbara’s Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance went into effect for Tier 1+2 stores. 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 ordinance also requires Tier 1+2 stores to submit an annual report.
You will need the following information in order to submit your report:
Tier 1 - Large grocery stores and stores with a pharmacy - 10,000 square feet of retail space or larger (official Ordinance Definition)
Tier 2 - Smaller grocery stores, drug stores, pharmacies, convenience food stores, and food marts (official Ordinance Definition)
If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Cruz Carpenter at LCruz_Carpenter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or 564-5669.