Updates from County Council
First reading approved: On July 9, 2019, Richland County Council approved first reading of an ordinance that would prevent businesses from distributing single-use plastic bags at checkout.
Second reading approved: On Aug. 1, Council gave second reading to the ordinance and instructed staff to (a) conduct an education and feedback campaign and (b) bring back an ordinance ready for third reading in one year.
The County will post updates to this page regarding the proposed single-use carryout bag ordinance as they become available. Keep checking back for updates!