help eliminate plastic litter and promote environmental sustainability, the
Town of Danville adopted an ordinance in December 2014 regarding Single-use Carryout
Plastic Bags. In an effort to allow
adequate time for retail businesses and public eating establishments to comply,
the ordinance July 1, 2016.
Effective July 1, 2016:
of the ordinances may result in an infraction the retail or public eating establishment
of $100 for the first violation, $250 for the second violation, and $500 for
the third and any additional violations.
Town of Danville’s ordinance preempts the state’s ban on single-use plastic
bags (SB 270).
In an effort to promote the use of reusable bags in Danville retail establishments, the Town is distributing 10,000 reusable shopping bags free of charge to local residents. These bags will be distributed through the Danville Farmers’ Market on Saturdays and other special events. The reusable bags are part of an economic development effort and feature the Shop Danville brand, reminding residents to shop locally.
Once the ordinance takes effect, if complaints are received about a business, courtesy notices would be sent to the merchant before any fines were issued. Given the Town’s limited staffing resources on code enforcement (only half of a full-time staff person), other higher-priority quality-of-life issues would be addressed before efforts are spent enforcing the single-use plastic bag ordinance. No additional staffing resources would be spent on enforcement.
Danville Town Office510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526 Diane FriedmannAdministrative AssistantT (925) 314-3378F (925) 838-0548E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance - Approved Dec. 2014