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Where you can still find a plastic bag in Sacramento County

Sacramento County’s ban on plastic bags started July 1. No longer confined just to the City of Sacramento, many area shoppers were caught unaware.

KXTV ABC10: The unincorporated areas in Sacramento County and the city of Sacramento area included in the ban. So, areas like Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova will still have plastic bags for shoppers.

Not sure if your neighborhood is affected? An interactive map is available on the county’s website: CLICK HERE

If your stomping grounds fall under the ban’s jurisdiction, here’s what you should know:

Shoppers won’t find plastic bags at:

  • Grocery stores
  • Large Pharmacies
  • Convenience Stores
  • Markets
  • Stores that have a grocery or pharmacy as one of their departments (Target, Walmart, etc.)

Shoppers can:

  • “Bring your own Sac”
  • Buy a paper or reusable bag at check-out for a minimum of $.10 per bag
  • Officials say bags are exempt from the ban and the fee if they are reusable bags or bags without handles provided to: Carry produce or meat within a store, carry prescription medication dispensed from a pharmacy or segregate food or merchandise that could damage or contaminate other food or merchandise.
  • Exempt customers: Participants in WIC (Women, Infant & Children’s) or CalFresh using a voucher or EBT card may not be charged for bags. Stores can choose which reusable or paper bags to offer these customers free of charge.

Stores that will still have plastic bags:

  • Retail stores that do not sell food and does not have a pharmacy
  • Restaurants
  • Farmer’s market
  • CLICK HERE for the full description

2 Responses

  1. Steve Millere

    Government of the people, by the people and for the people has been replaced with government of the government, by the government and for the government! As the “people” when did we advocate and make this decision to do aeway with plastic bags?

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