Enactment of Bill 2018-07: Plastic Straws and Stirrers in Restaurants

Enactment of Bill 2018-07: Plastic Straws and Stirrers in Restaurants

Department: 

Commissioners Office

Type of Notice: 

Public Notice

Date Posted: 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 10:20am

NOTICE

Enactment of Bill 2018-07

PLASTIC STRAWS AND STIRRERS IN RESTAURANTS

The Charles County Commissioners enacted Bill 2018-07 titled Provision of Plastic Straws and Stirrers in Restaurants. The legislation adds Chapter 295, titled Disposable Products, to the Code of Charles County. The legislation will prohibit restaurants in Charles County from distributing non-compostable straws and stirrers beginning July 1, 2020. No enforcement action will be taken before January 1, 2021. Violation of the provisions of the legislation will result in a civil fine up to One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00). 

Bill 2018-07 becomes effective on July 1, 2020.

Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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