Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Single Bag Use Ordinance Effective January 1!
On Monday, January 20th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, along the Richmond Greenway, the City of Richmond’s impact volunteering program, Richmond ESC
(Excellence Serving our Community) joined the Friends of the Richmond Greenway and hundreds of community partners and volunteers to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual event on the Richmond Greenway has been a community tradition that joins the Richmond community in service.
Beginning January 1, 2014, single-use plastic bags will no longer be available at retail stores in Richmond, San Pablo,
and El Cerrito. Stores must charge a minimum of 5¢ for each paper or reusable bag sold. Customers can avoid paying for bags by bringing their own bags.
To find out more information, including a copy of the ordinance and business resources, please visit our Single Use Bag Ordinance webpage