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Free Reusable Plastic Bags Available at the CD12 Community Service Center

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As of January 1, 2014, the Plastic Bag Ban went into effect throughout the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Mitchell Englander in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Sanitation is giving away reusable bags at the CD12 Community Service Center.

Council District 12 Community Service Center
9207 Oakdale Drive
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-1212

Single-use carryout plastic bags are no longer be available at large supermarkets and pharmacies. Paper bags are available for 10 cents each. To avoid this fee, shoppers are encouraged to bring and use their reusable bags when making trips to the grocery store.

Large retailers are: stores with gross annual sales of over $2 million selling dry grocery and canned goods; stores with nonfood items and some perishable items; and stores of at least 10,000 square feet of retail space with a licensed pharmacy generating sales or use tax.

For more information on the Bring Your Own Bag campaign, visit the website www.lacitybag.com or call L.A. Sanitation at 1-800-773-2489.

Come get your free reusable bag today!

Final EIR of City of Los Angeles’ Proposed Single-Use Carryout Bag Ordinance

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plasticbagThe City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers in the City of Los Angeles.  The Final EIR is available at City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015; at www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…; and at the following public libraries:

  • Central Library, 630 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Granada Hills Branch, 10640 Petit Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344

Paper or Plastic (or Reusable)? Weigh in on the L.A. Bag Debate

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The City of Los Angeles is proposing to adopt and implement an ordinance to ban the use of single-use plastic carryout bags, charge a fee on paper bags, and promote the use of reusable bags at specified retailers within the City. A six-month grace period would be provided for large retailers and a one-year grace period would be provided for small retailers, which would include a public education component.

The City of Los Angeles has completed an Initial Study which indicates that the proposed project may result in significant impacts and therefore an Environmental Impact Report will be prepared.

The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study are available for public review from September 20, 2012 to October 19, 2012. If you would like to comment, please send your written comments so that they are received no later than October 19, 2012 to:

Daniel Hackney, Program Manager
Bureau of Sanitation,
1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90015

The City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation will hold meetings to receive public input on the proposed project and the Initial Study, as follows:

The Initial Study is available for review at the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation at 1149 S. Broadway, 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015, www.lacitysan.org under What’s New…, and at the following public libraries:

  • Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Van Nuys Branch Library, 6250 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401
  • West L. A. Regional Branch Library, 11360 Santa Monica Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you for your participation.