Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance summary
To help eliminate plastic litter and promote environmental sustainability, the Town of Danville adopted an ordinance in December 2014 regarding Single-use Carryout Plastic Bags.
Effective July 1, 2016:
- Retail and public eating establishments may not distribute plastic carryout bags at point of sale.
- Retail and public eating establishments are not required to charge customers for each paper bag distributed at point of sale, although retail establishments may choose to do so.
- Paper bags must be made of at least 40% recycled content.
- The Plastic Carryout Bag Ordinance applies to all retail establishments (businesses that sell goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items) and public eating establishments (restaurants, take-out food establishments and other businesses that receives 90% or more of its revenue from the sale of prepared food).
Violation of the ordinances may result in an infraction for 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.
The Town of Danville's ordinance preempts the state's ban on single-use plastic bags (SB 270).