San Francisco Department of the Environment

Bring Your Own Bag

San Francisco's extended checkout bag ordinance requires that all retail establishments (stores) charge 25 cents on each allowed bag provided at checkout. Shoppers can avoid the charge by bringing their own bag.

Tips to Remember Your Reusable Bag

  • Keep compact reusable bags in a purse, pocket, or backpack.
  • Hang a few bags on the coat rack or door knob.
  • Keep bags in the back seat or trunk of your car.
  • Keep a bag at your work.