Can’t get free plastic bags at the store, but cities were giving away plastic bags to pick up dog poop. Carmel has halted the giveaway.
. . the little baggies available from dispensers all over town that dog walkers use to clean up after their pets,cost taxpayers more than $20,000 annually, city administrator Chip Rerig said this week. So, like many other niceties, they are getting cut out of the budget.
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Single use plastic bags are always more sanitary.
Safeway and Albertsons say if you bring your own bag, employees will not be able to touch them or fill them, so you’ll have to do your own bagging. Some stores, like the Safeway at 6310 College Ave. in Oakland, have a large sign informing customers of the policy change. At others, you might not learn about it until the cashier rings you up.
The policy is not unique to supermarkets. Trader Joe’s, Total Wine and More, Target and dollar stores are reportedly following similar procedures.
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Just not for what you need them for.
No more free clean plastic bags for your groceries:
But still plenty of free bags to carry dog poop
Free Plastic Bags Are Still Available