In January 2013, The City of Glendale adopted an ordinance banning the issuance of plastic carryout bags and imposing a ten (10) cent charge on recyclable paper carryout bags.
Beginning July 1, 2013 plastic carryout bags will no longer be available at farmer’s markets, larger grocers and food marts with gross annual sales of $2,000,000 or more and stores of at least 10,000 square feet of retail space that have a licensed pharmacy. Shoppers are encouraged to bring reusable bags, or they will be charged ten (10) cents for each recyclable paper carryout bag, with some exceptions.
On January 1, 2014 the smaller grocers, food markets, liquor stores, convenience stores, drug stores, pharmacies and vendors at City sponsored events, City facilities or City property must be in compliance.
A copy of said Ordinance is available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk.
For more information, contact Public Works Administration at (818) 548-3900.
For a list of confirmed reusable bag vendors and testing laboratories click here. (Source: LA County Department of Public Works)
- Letter to Store Operators
- Ordinance 5790 Plastic Carryout Bag Ban - GMC 5.74
- Staff Report Regarding Restricting the Use of Plastic Carryout Bags and Imposing a Ten (10) Cent Charge on Recyclable Paper Bags
- City of Glendale Addendum Environmental Impact Report
- Los Angeles County Environmental Impact Report
Glendale Recycles Bags Available for Sale