Resources for Municipalities

Save The Bay's pollution prevention program - the Clean Bay Project - works with municipalities in the nine Bay Area counties to develop and implement policies that stop trash at the source. By adopting ordinances, restricting plastic bags and Stryofoam food ware and limiting outdoor smoking, cities and counties can prevent plastics, toxic chemicals and other pollutants from impacting our waterways and the Bay. Listed below are resources for municipalities interested in purusing these policies. 

For more information, please contact Allison Chan, Clean Bay Campaign Manager at

Cigarette Butts

Model Ordinances:


Fact Sheets




Visit Save The Bay's Butt Free Bay site to learn more about our public campaign.

Plastic Bags

Ordinances and Information


Additional Plastic Bag Resources


Styrofoam Food Ware

Ordinances and Information


Additional Styrofoam Resources