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California (Statewide)

San Luis Obispo County

  • SLO County Bag Law
    The SLO County Integrated Waste Management Authority adopted a plastic bag ban with a 10 cent minimum price requirement on paper bags in January of 2012. This ban went into effect on October 1, 2012, in all seven incorporated cities as well as unincorporated areas of the county. The ban does not apply to restaurants.

City of San Luis Obispo

City of Arroyo Grande

  • Expanded Polystyrene Regulation
    On February 9, 2016, the City Council adopted an ordinance regulating the use and sale of expanded polystyrene foam (also known as EPS, white plastic foam, or commonly referred to as StyrofoamTM) food containers and products in the City.
  • City of Arroyo Grande

City of Atascadero

City of Grover Beach

  • Polystyrene Ban
    On January 22, 2018, Grover Beach banned the use and sale of expanded polystyrene food containers, plates, and other products. The ban went into effect July 2018. Grover Beach’s ordinance not only prohibits the use of polystyrene containers for prepared food by restaurants or vendors at local events like the city’s popular Stone Soup festival, but also bans the sale of cups, coolers, plates and other products by retailers like supermarkets.
  • City of Grover Beach

City of Morro Bay

  • Expanded Polystyrene Regulation
    On February 9, 2016, the City Council passed an ordinance regulating the use and sale of expanded polystyrene (also called EPS, white plastic foam, or commonly referred to as Styrofoamâ„¢) food containers and products in the City.
  • City of Morro Bay

City of Paso Robles

City of Pismo Beach

  • On December 15, 2015, Pismo Beach approved a ban on expanded polystyrene disposable food containers, as well as a ban on the sale of any polystyrene products.
  • City of Pismo Beach