FLORIDA PLASTIC BANS

FLORIDA'S

PLASTIC BANS

Please Note:

The following City ordinances are listed below to only provide examples of the language utilized by local governments. The majority of these ordinances have been cancelled or repealed due to litigation issues.  Please contact the local government for the details. 

 

SURFSIDE, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags

Implement Date:

3/1/2020

Notes:

Ordinance No 2018-1676

St. Augustine Beach, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags

Implement Date:

1/1/2020

Notes:

Ordinance No 15-09

Alachua County, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags 2.25 miles or less

Implement Date:

1/1/2020

Notes:

Ordinance No 2019-14

PALM BEACH, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags

Implement Date:

12/12/19

Notes:

Ordinance No 24-2019

BAL HARBOUR, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags

Implement Date:

11/1/19

Notes:

Ordinance

GAINESVILLE, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags 2.25 miles or less

Implement Date:

8/1/19

Notes: 

Ordinance No 170487

 

CORAL GABLES, FL

Specification: 

City-wide ban on all plastic bags

Implement Date:

5/9/18

Notes:

Ordinance No 2017-13

 

DELRAY BEACH, FL

Specification: 

Encourages city-wide businesses to reduce use of polystyrene foam products. 

Encourages city staff to negotiate “no-polystyrene” clauses into vendor contracts. 

Implement Date:

Oct. 2020

Notes:

Resolution No. 189-19

 

HOLLYWOOD, FL

Specification:

Ordinance prohibiting the use of single-use plastic products, such as water bottles, utensils, cups and plates, and expanded polystyrene foam coolers in city parks, city facilities and the beach, in addition to a ban on intentional balloon releases.  

Implement Date:

10/21/2020

Notes:

Ordinance No 97.05

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