Because of the coronavirus threat, this public meeting on the proposed bag ordinance has been canceled by organizers. The County will send out details about other meetings when they are available.
In an effort to protect Richland County’s abundant natural resources, County Council is considering an ordinance that would affect the type of bags businesses make available to the public.
The purpose of the ordinance would be, among other things, to reduce plastic litter in area waterways and outdoor spaces, and reduce costs for bags that are passed on to consumers.
- The proposed ordinance contains certain requirements for area businesses and separate requirements for the County.
- Businesses would phase out their use of single-use bags and offer for sale reusable bags that meet certain criteria.
Understanding that a bag ordinance could have a major impact on businesses, charity groups and other entities, as well as residents, the County would conduct extensive outreach and educational efforts regarding the new law.
As part of those outreach efforts, the County has scheduled several public meetings in April and early May.
Where: Ballentine Community Center, 1009 Bickley Road, Irmo