COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
April 9, 2020: The start dates for the single-use item by-laws for straws, utensils, cups, and shopping bags remain unchanged.
However, we're suspending education, outreach, and enforcement for these by-laws until further notice.
The City's priority is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring essential services continue uninterrupted.
This by-law is specific to shopping bags used by customers to transport items purchased or received from a business, customarily provided at the point of sale.
Effective Jan 1, 2021, there is a ban on plastic shopping bags and required fees on paper and reusable shopping bags.
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