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Single-Use Bag Ordinance

On January 16, 2014, the Marin Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority (JPA) approved the Marin County Single-Use Bag Ordinance to reduce the environmental impact of single-use disposable bags.

As member agencies, each city and town in Marin County has the authority to adopt a Single-Use Bag Ordinance. Municipalities are at different phases of adopting and enforcing their ordinances. Currently, the ordinance is in effect in the locations listed below

Please click on the link for details regarding your city or town ordinance. External pdf links are indicated.

The Marin County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures only enforces the plastic bag ban within the unincorporated areas of the county. Each city and town is responsible for enforcing the plastic bag ban within their jurisdiction.

Don’t Forget Your Bag!

To encourage sustainable living in our communities, we urge residents to bring a bag when shopping in Marin County.

Recyclable paper bags will still be available for a fee.