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Statewide Legislationtop

Status
Pending
Ordinance
S2776
Notes
5/5/2019 In early 2018, legislation passed to place a fee on both paper and plastic bags but was vetoed by Governor Murphy because he felt it did not go far enough against plastic. State Senator Bob Smith introduced S.2776, along with an Assembly companion bill A.4330, to ban plastic bags, plastic straws and polystyrene food packaging, with no mention of paper. A 10-cent fee on paper bags was added in committee. The paper bag fee would be split with half going to the retailer and half going into a Plastics Pollution Prevention Fund.
Updated
June 11, 2019

Asbury Parktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
06/13/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Reusable Definition
“Reusable carryout bag” shall mean a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either: a. Made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; b. Made of polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material or plastic that is at least 2.25 mils in thickness; or c. Defined as a reusable bag by the City Manager or his/her designee
Stores Affected
“Covered store” shall mean (i) a food service establishment, and (ii) a retail, wholesale or service establishment engaged in either the sale of personal, consumer or household items, or the provision of services, including but not limited to drug stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience food stores, food marts, hardware …view more liquor stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, or other retail establishments of any kind, or service establishments of any kind, including but not limited to beauty salons, etc., that provide carryout bags to consumers in which to place items purchased or obtained at such establishment.
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Fees
$0.10 per paper bag
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
2019-23
Updated
September 03, 2019

Atlantic Countytop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/05/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple, long-term reuse, made of cloth or other machine- or hand-washable fabric or made of other durable material, including plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
It shall be unlawful for any user and/or visitor of the Atlantic County Park System to utilize single-use plastic bags
Comply Date
08/01/2019
Ordinance
Chapter 97, Article XVI
More Information
Updated
November 13, 2018

Atlantic Highlandstop

Status
Approved
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
A paper carry-out bag provided by a Business or Street Vendor to a customer at the point of sale that meets all of the following requirements: (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) below of this definition, the paper carry-out bag shall contain a minimum of 50 percent recycled, with at least 40 percent postconsumer content, materials. (b) An eight-pound or smaller recycled paper bag shall contain a minimum of twenty percent postconsumer recycled material. (c) Printed on the paper carry-out bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mils thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 15 lbs.
Stores Affected
Any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. This definition includes but is not limited to pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, liquor stores, food marts, bars and food service establishments that provide carry-out plastic bags to consumers in which to place items …view more at such an establishment.
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Ordinance
008-2019
Updated
September 03, 2019

Avalontop

Status
Approved
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Paper bags made from a minimum of�80%�post-consumer recycled content.
Reusable Definition
Reusable Carryout Bag�means a carryout bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and meets the following criteria: a.�Displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag’s ability to be reused and recycled; b. Has a handle; c.�Is constructed out of any of the following materials: 1.�Cloth, other washable fabric, or other durable materials whether woven or non-woven; or 2.�Recyclable plastic, with a minimum thickness of 2.25 mils; and 3.�Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet.
Stores Affected
Business Establishment�means any commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers through its employees or independent contractors associated with the business.�The term includes sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity whether for profit or not for profit. This term is inclusive of any store or …view more which sells or offers goods or merchandise, located or operating within the Borough of Avalon, including those referenced in “Food or Grocery Establishment,” and “Food Provider.”
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Comply Date
06/01/2019
Ordinance
779-2018
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Bayonnetop

Status
Approved
Status Date
06/19/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Recyclable Paper Bag shall mean a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag shall mean a bag with handles specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material or plastic which is at least 2.25 mils in thickness and meets the following criteria: 1. Has a minimum lifetime capability of 125 or more uses carrying 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet; and Is capable of being washed so as to be cleaned and disinfected multiple times.
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment shall mean any commercial enterprise, whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishments, department stores, food service establishments, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, supermarkets, clothing stores, seasonal and/or temporary businesses, jewelry stores, and stores which sell household goods, or any …view more commercial establishment not specifically identified herein utilizing Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags for the convenience of merchandise, but excluding bazaars, fairs, carnivals or other special events operated by a nonprofit or religious institution.
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Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
0-19-39
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Beach Haventop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/13/2018
Plastic Summary
No Plastic
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
Stores Affected
For the purposes of this chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
08/01/2019
Ordinance
Chapter 213/ Ordiance # 2018-22C
More Information
Updated
September 06, 2019

Belmartop

Status
Approved
Status Date
05/05/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
05/01/2019
Ordinance
2018-07
Updated
July 11, 2018

Borough of Harvey Cedarstop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/02/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
06/01/2018
Ordinance
2018-02
More Information
Updated
March 02, 2018

Borough of Monmouth Beachtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
05/23/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
06/01/2018
Ordinance
#0-08-18
More Information
Updated
June 07, 2018

Bradely Beach top

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/01/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil thick
Paper Summary
“Single-use paper carryout bag” shall mean a single-use carryout bag that is made of paper.
Reusable Definition
“Reusable carryout bag” means a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, that has handles, a non-woven polypropylene bag that has handles, or a durable polyester or polypropylene bag that has handles and is at least 2.25 mils thick, and which is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse
Stores Affected
“Store” means a hardware store, liquor store, drug store, convenience store, supermarket, food service establishment, restaurant, clothing store and other retail establishment of any kind.
Fees
$0.05 paper bag fee
Comply Date
10/01/2018
Ordinance
2018-20
More Information
Updated
December 03, 2018

Brigantine Beachtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
09/05/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
Any business required to obtain a Mercantile Licence persuant to Chapter 210. This includes, but is not limited to, drugstores, pharmacies, gorcery stores, supermarkets, convenience food stores, food marts and restaurants, that provide carry bags to consumers in to which to place items purchased or obtain at such a n establishment.
Comply Date
06/01/2019
Ordinance
Ordiance 21
More Information
Updated
November 13, 2018

Chatham Boroughtop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Chatham townshiptop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Collingswoodtop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Cranfordtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/19/2019
Plastic Summary
No Plastic
Paper Summary
acceptable, but not defined
Reusable Definition
Reusable bags made of washable material, with stitched handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. A bag is suitable for multiple reuse if it is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be otherwise cleaned and disinfected.
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment: any store or commercial establishment that sells products, perishable or otherwise, directly to customers. Retail establishments include, but are not limited to, drug stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, fast food establishments, clothing stores and hardware stores.
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
2019-10
More Information
Updated
December 16, 2019

Fair Haventop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/19/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Recyclable paper carry-out bags and reusable bags. A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that meet all of the following minimum requirements: it is one-hundred-percent recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material;It can be composted; and It displays the words “recyclable” and/or “reusable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
A reusable bag is a bag made of cloth or other washable fabric with handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following additional requirements: It has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; It can carry a minimum of 22 pounds; It is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; It does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations; and If made of plastic, it is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
Business or Store. For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
02/01/2020
Ordinance
2019-10
More Information
Updated
October 16, 2019

Garfieldtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/13/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
None given
Reusable Definition
A reusable bag is a bag made of cloth or other washable fabric with handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following additional requirements: It has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; It can carry a minimum of 22 pounds; It is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; It does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations; and If made of plastic, it is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
Business or Store. For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
2820
More Information
Updated
October 16, 2019

Glen Rocktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
04/10/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Recyclable paper carry-out bags and reusable bags. A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that meet all of the following minimum requirements: is one-hundred-percent recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material;It can be composted; and It displays the words “recyclable” and/or “reusable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
A reusable bag is a bag made of cloth or other washable fabric with handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following additional requirements: It has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; It can carry a minimum of 22 pounds; It is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; It does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations; and If made of plastic, it is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
For the purpose of this section a retail establishment/store shall mean: any commercial establishment whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishments or stores that engage in the sale of goods and products. The definition includes but is not limited to: pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, …view more stores, clothing stores, dry cleaner, food marts, and food service establishments seasonal and temporary businesses, home based businesses, indoor and outdoor markets, street fairs, which utilize plastic carry out bags for the conveniene of merchandise.
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Fees
$0.10 per reusable or paper bag
Comply Date
01/20/2020
Ordinance
1799 (117-19)
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Haworthtop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Highland Parktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/05/2019
Plastic Summary
No Plastic after October 1, 2019
Paper Summary
A recyclable paper carry-out bag that is 100% recyclable. This definition specifically includes the following in the category of compliant paper bags: Coated paper pharmacy prescription bags. Gift bags that are provided as part of the retail sale.
Stores Affected
Any store or commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods, including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items, directly to the customer and is located within or doing business within the geographical limits of the Borough. Retail establishments include: a business establishment that generates a sales or …view more tax; a drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food mart, liquor store or other commercial entity engaged in the retail sale of goods; a public eating establishment (i.e., a restaurant, take-out food establishment, or any other business that prepares and sells prepared food to be eaten on or off its premises); and a business establishment that sells clothing, hardware, or any other nonperishable goods. B. The following types of retail establishments are exempt from the provisions in this chapter: (1) Retail establishments with less than 1,000 square feet of retail space.
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Fees
$0.10 for all bags
Comply Date
10/01/2019
Ordinance
Chapter 297/ ordiance 19-1980
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Hopewell Boroughtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
11/01/2018
Plastic Summary
No plastic
Paper Summary
Recyclable Paper Bag means a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
Stores Affected
Business or Store. For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
04/01/2019
Ordinance
826
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Jersey Citytop

Status
Pending
Notes
On June 6, a bag ordinance was introduced in Jersey City and will be up for first reading on June 13. The bill bans all bags from being provided by retail establishments except for reusable bags and recyclable paper bags. “Recyclable paper bags” is defined as 100% recyclable, at least 40% post-consumer recycled content, and labeled as such.
Updated
July 11, 2018

Lambertvilletop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/01/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Recyclable paper carryout bag (preferred, not required). A paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: (1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard 06400; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the City; (5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag. A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
Business or Store. For the purpose of this Section, any retail. The definition includes, but is not limited to pharmacies, supermarkets, farmers markets, grocery stores, farmers markets, convenience stores, clothing stores and food service establishments.
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
16-2018
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Leoniatop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Little Silvertop

Status
Approved
Status Date
03/25/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag. A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
Business or Store. For the purpose of this Section, any retail. The definition includes, but is not limited to pharmacies, supermarkets, farmers markets, grocery stores, farmers markets, convenience stores, clothing stores and food service establishments.
Comply Date
10/01/2019
Ordinance
827-19
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Livingtontop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Long Beach Townshiptop

Status
Approved
Status Date
11/09/2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
05/01/2018
Ordinance
17-31C
More Information
Updated
June 07, 2018

Longporttop

Status
Approved
Status Date
11/20/2015
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil thick
Reusable Definition
“Reusable carryout bag” means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either (i) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, (ii) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick, or (iii) defined as a reusable bag by the commissioner.
Stores Affected
“Covered store” means (i) a food service establishment and (ii) a retail or wholesale establishment engaged in the sale of personal, consumer or household items including but not limited to drug stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience food stores, or food marts, that provide carryout bags to consumers in which …view more place items purchased or obtained at such establishment.
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Comply Date
08/20/2015
Ordinance
2015-14
More Information
Updated
December 15, 2015

Maplewoodtop

Status
Approved
Plastic Summary
No plastic
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time
Stores Affected
Any store or commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods, including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items, directly to the customer and is located within or doing business within the geographical limits of Maplewood. Retail establishments include: a business establishment that generates a sales or use-tax; …view more drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food mart, or other commercial entity engaged in the retail sale of a limited line of goods that include milk, bread, soda, and snack foods; a public eating establishment (i.e., a restaurant, take-out food establishment, or any other business that prepares and sells prepared food to be eaten on or off its premises); and a business establishment that sells clothing, hardware, or any other nonperishable goods.
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Fees
$0.05 fee on paper starting 9/1/2019
Comply Date
07/01/2019
Ordinance
2946-19
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Merchantvilletop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Millburntop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Montclairtop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

New Milfordtop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Newarktop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Northfieldtop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Ocean Gatetop

Status
Approved
Status Date
03/13/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag – A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Stores Affected
Any retail establishment that engages in the retail, distribution, or sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to convenience stores, food service establishments retail stores etc.
Comply Date
09/13/2019
Ordinance
622-19
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Oradelltop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

Parmustop

Status
Approved
Status Date
05/21/2019
Plastic Summary
No plastic
Paper Summary
The term “recyclable paper carry-out bag” means a paper bag that meets all of the following minimum requirements: (1) it is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material; (2) it can be composted; and (3) it displays the words “recyclable” and/or “reusable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
The term “reusable bag” means any sewn bag made of cloth or other washable fabric with stitched handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following additional requirements: (1) it is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (2) it does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations; and (3) it is affixed with a statement that the bag is a reusable bag, as well as recycling instructions if the bag is recyclable
Stores Affected
The term “retail establishment” means any store or commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items directly to the customer and is located and/or doing business within the geographical limits of Paramus. Retail establishments include: a business establishment that generates …view more sales or use-tax; a drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food mall, or other commercial entity engaged in the retail sale of a limited line of goods that include milk, bread, soda, and snack foods; a public eating establishment (i.e., a restaurant, take-out food establishment, or any other business that prepares and sells prepared food to be eaten on or off its premises); and a business establishment that sells clothing, a hardware store, or any other non-perishable goods. “Retail establishment” does not include non-profit charitable re-users as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a distinct operating unit or division of the charitable organization that reuses and recycles donated goods or materials and receives more than fifty percent (50%) of its revenues from the handling and sale of those donated goods or materials.
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Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
19-16
More Information
Updated
October 16, 2019

Parsippany-Troy Hillstop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/11/2019
Plastic Summary
No plastic
Paper Summary
A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that meets all of the following minimum requirements: 1. It is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material and can be composted. 2. It displays the words “recyclable” and/or “reusable” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
Reusable Definition
A reusable bag means a bag with handles made of cloth or other washable fabric or is otherwise durable that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple use and meets the following additional requirements: 1. It is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; or 2. It is a durable bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple use.
Stores Affected
Any store or commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods, including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items, directly to the customer and is located within or doing business within the geographical limits of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills. Retail establishments include: business establishments that generate sales …view more use-tax; drug stores; pharmacies; supermarkets; grocery stores; convenience food stores; food marts; or other commercial establishments (i.e. restaurants and take-out food establishments or any other business that prepares and sells prepared food to be eaten on or off its premises). This definition also includes commercial establishments that sell clothing, hardware, or any other non-perishable goods. It does not include nonprofit charitable re-users as defined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or a distinct operating unit or a division of the charitable organization that reuses and recycles donated goods or materials and receives more than 50% of its revenue from the handling and sale of those donated goods and materials.
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Fees
$0.10 per paper bag not to exceed $0.25. Reusable bags at least $0.10
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
2019:33:00
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Point Pleasanttop

Status
Pending
Updated
June 07, 2018

Red Banktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/21/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Paper bags made from a minimum of forty (40%) percent postconsumer recycled content.
Reusable Definition
Reusable Carryout Bag means a carryout bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and meets the following criteria: a. Displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag’s ability to be reused and recycled; b. Has a handle; c. Is constructed out of any of the following materials: 1. Cloth, other fabric, or other materials whether woven or non-woven; or 2. Recyclable plastic, with a minimum thickness of 2.25 mils; and 3. Has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet.
Stores Affected
Business Establishment means any commercial enterprise that provides carryout bags to its customers through its employees or independent contractors associated with the business. The term includes sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity whether for profit or not for profit. This term is inclusive of any …view more or business which sells or offers goods or merchandise, located or operating within the Borough of Red Bank, including those referenced in “Food or Grocery Establishment,” and “Food Provider.”
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Comply Date
09/01/2020
Ordinance
2019-41
More Information
Updated
October 16, 2019

Ridgewoodtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
06/19/2019
Plastic Summary
No plastic
Paper Summary
A paper bag that is able to be recycled.
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly and meets the following criteria: i) has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, ii) is capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds, and iii) does not contain lead, cadmium or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts (as defined by applicable state and federal standards and regulations), and iv) has handles
Stores Affected
For the purpose of this section, retail establishment shall mean any commercial establishment whether or not operated for profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishment or store that engages in the sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience …view more clothing stores, food marts, food service establishments seasonal and temporary businesses, home based businesses, indoor or outdoor markets, and street fairs, which utilize single -use plastic carry -out bags for the conveyance of merchandise.
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Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
#3722
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Updated
September 03, 2019

Saddle Brooktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/01/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Paper Summary
Recyclable Paper Carry-Out Bag: A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall, contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material, displays the words “recyclable” and “made from at least 40% postconsumer recycled content” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag, and is compostable.
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag: Shall mean a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material or plastic which is at least 2.25 mils in thickness and meets the following criteria: (a) Has a minimum lifetime capability of 125 or more uses carrying 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet; and (b) is capable of being washed so as to be cleaned and disinfected multiple times.
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment or Retail Store: For the purpose of this section, any retail establishment or retail store shall mean any commercial enterprise, whether or not operated for-profit, including, but not limited to, mercantile establishments, department stores, Food Service Establishments, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, supermarkets, clothing stores, …view more and temporary businesses, jewelry stores, and stores which sell household goods, or any other commercial establishment not specifically identified herein, which utilizes Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags for the conveyance of merchandise, but excluding bazaars or special events operated by a nonprofit organization or religious institution.
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Comply Date
01/01/2019
Ordinance
1660-19
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Secaucustop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/27/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 10 mil
Paper Summary
A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall, contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag: Shall mean a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made cloth or other machine washable fabric or from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material.
Stores Affected
As store means a food service establishment, a retailer, whole salers of service establishmentengaged in the sale of either personal consumer orhousehold items orprovision of serivce including but not limited to, drug stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience food stores, food marts hardware stores, liquor stores, slothing stores, jewlery stores, …view more other retail establishments of any kind pr service establishment of any kind, including but not limited to beauty salons that provide carry out bag to consumersinto which to place items purchased
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Fees
$0.10 paper
Comply Date
02/01/2020
Ordinance
2019-31
More Information
Updated
October 16, 2019

Somers Pointtop

Status
Approved
Status Date
06/28/2019
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 mil
Reusable Definition
Any�bag�with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple, long-term reuse and that is: Made of cloth or other machine- or hand-washable fabric; or Made of other durable material, including plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Stores Affected
A Covered Store: A general vendor, retail, or wholesale establishment engaged in the sale of personal, consumer, or household items, including, but not limited to: drug stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience food stores, packaged goods sellers, or liquor stores, that provide carryout plastic�bags�to consumers in which to place items …view more or obtained at such establishment. Such term shall not include restaurants as defined in this section.
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Comply Date
01/01/2019
Ordinance
#6-2018, CH 130 Article 1
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Updated
September 03, 2019

South Orangetop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/01/2019
Plastic Summary
No Plastic
Reusable Definition
Reusable bags made of cloth or other washable material, with stitched handles that are specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. A bag is suitable for multiple reuse if it is machine?washable or is made from a material that can be otherwise cleaned and disinfected.
Stores Affected
Retail Establishment � Any store or commercial establishment that sells products, perishable or otherwise, directly to customers. Retail establishments include, but are not limited to, drug stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, fast food establishments, clothing stores and hardware stores.
Fees
$0.05 paper bags
Comply Date
01/01/2020
Ordinance
Chapter 294
More Information
Updated
September 03, 2019

Stafford Townshiptop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/07/2018
Reusable Definition
A bag that is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and is capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds
Stores Affected
For the purposes of this Chapter, any retail establishment that engages in the retail, distribution, or sale of goods and products. The definition includes, but is not limited to, pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing stores, surf shops, food marts, and food service establishments.
Comply Date
08/07/2018
Ordinance
2018-06
More Information
Updated
December 03, 2018

Stone Harbortop

Status
Approved
Status Date
01/01/2019
Plastic Summary
100% recycled PET Plastic and recyclable
Paper Summary
Paper bags made from a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Reusable Definition
Reusable carryout bag means a carryout bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and meets the following criteria: (1) displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag�s ability to be reused and recycled; 2. has a handle; 3. is constructed out of any of the following materials: a. Cloth, other washable fabric, or other durable materials whether woven or non-woven; or b. 100% recycled PET Plastic and recyclable c. has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, which for purposes of this subsection, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds 125 times over a distance of at least 175 feet.
Stores Affected
Business establishment or food or grocery establishment
Comply Date
06/01/2019
Ordinance
1536
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Updated
April 01, 2019

Teanecktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/06/2017
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 3 mil thick
Paper Summary
Recyclable Paper Bag� means a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays the words �Recyclable� and �made from 40% post-consumer recycled content� in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
Reusable Definition
“Reusable Bag” means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material or plastic which is at least 3.0 mils in thickness.
Stores Affected
“Retail Establishment” means any commercial enterprise, whether or not operated for-profit, including mercantile establishments, restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses, jewelry stores, and household goods stores, but excluding bazaars or special events operated by a nonprofit organization or religious institution.
Fees
Fee on disposable bags $0.05
Comply Date
07/06/2017
Ordinance
4070, #18-2017
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Updated
August 04, 2017

Woodland Parktop

Status
Approved
Status Date
09/04/2019
Plastic Summary
No plastic
Paper Summary
Recyclable Paper Bag” means a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content and displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
Reusable Definition
“Reusable Bag” means any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple, long-term reuse, (i) made of cloth or other machine or hand washable fabric, or (ii) made of other durable material
Stores Affected
See ordinance for full description
Fees
$0.10-$0.25 for paper, a minimum of $0.10 for reusuable
Comply Date
03/30/2020
Ordinance
19-09
More Information
Updated
October 16, 2019

Wyckofftop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 03, 2019

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