Napa’s banned the bag – find out details on the Plastic Bag Ordinance Overview page.
Plastic bags should not be placed in your curbside recycling cart – they tangle with our equipment and create costly and dangerous work stoppages. Please use reusable bags when you shop. Other plastic bags (like produce bags) can be reused. Some stores offer plastic bag and film recycling bins – here is a list of stores that accept plastic bags (as of December 2017). Please note that this is subject to change, and we recommend checking directly with the store to see if drop-off is available. Otherwise, any non-reusable plastic bags/plastic film should be disposed of in the gray trash cart. Remember to reduce plastics usage whenever possible!
BYOB…Bring Your Own Bag! Before bag bans, Californians used to discard 600 plastic bags per second! Plastic bags litter the environment, use up valuable resources and fill up landfills. Please strongly consider using reusable cloth bags (the best option) or recyclable paper bags when you shop.
Check out www.igotmybag.org for tips on how to remember your reusable bags every time you shop!
Did you know? A vast area of the Pacific Ocean over twice the size of California is filled with plastic. This “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” would not exist if all plastics were reduced, reused or recycled.