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*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2022
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
(1) is made of polypropylene, PET nonwoven fabric, nylon, cloth,?hemp product,?or other machine washable fabric; (2) has stitched handles; and (3) is designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.?
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
12/8/2020
Asbury Park
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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;
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Atlantic Highlands
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
shall contain a minimum of 50 percent recycled, with at least 40 percent postconsumer content, materials.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Printed on the paper carry-out bag is the minimum percentage of postconsumer content.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Avalon
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2019
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
made from a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a carryout bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and meets the following criteria: has a handle; 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. Recyclable plastic, with a minimum thickness of 2.25 mils; and 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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag's ability to be reused and recycled;
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Bayonne
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words ?Recyclable? and ?made from 40% post-consumer recycled content? in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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 2. Is capable of being washed so as t be cleaned and disinfected multiple times.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Beach Haven
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Belmar
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
None specified
Updated as of
5/21/2018
Bradley Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
None specified
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Brigantine
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2019
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Cape May City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, that has handles; or a durable polyester bag that has handles and which is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/18/2020
Chatham Township
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a durable carryout bag with stitched handles for reinforcement made from any natural or synthetic material other than plastic film including, but not necessarily limited to, woven or nonwoven plastic or cloth, that is at least 10 mils thick, and that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and that is washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected regularly.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/18/2020
Cranford
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Fair Haven
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that meet 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;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "recyclable" and/or "reusable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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: (1) it has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; (2) it can carry a minimum of 22 pounds; is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and if made of plastic, it is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Garfield
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Glen Rock
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable overall, contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material and is compostable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "recyclable" and "made from at least 40% postconsumer recycled content" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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 125 uses, is capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds, and does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. If the bag is made of plastic, it is also at least 2.25 mil thick, has handles, contains a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Clearly indicates on the outside that it is "reusable" or "reusable & recyclable"
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Harvey Cedars
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Highland Park
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments with more than 1000 sq. ft. of retail space
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Phase One: May 2019, 10-cent fee on single-use plastic bags. Phase Two: November 2019, ban on single-use plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Hoboken
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/20/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that meet 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;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "recyclable" and/or "reusable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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: (1) it has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses; (2) it can carry a minimum of 22 pounds; (3) it is machine-washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) 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 (5) if made of plastic, it is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
7/24/2018
Hopewell
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable, is capable of composting and is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the borough
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
Later Fee Increase
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles 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. Such bag shall be designed to accommodate a minimum of 75 uses and carry at least 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Jersey City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/27/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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: (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 (2) is capable of being washed so as to be cleaned and disinfected at least 100 times.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
7/24/2018
Lambertville
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
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;
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Little Silver
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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 lbs.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Long Beach Township
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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 lbs.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
5/15/2018
Longport
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/20/2015
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
This borough only has 3 businesses that are affected
Updated as of
2/25/2016
Madison
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
3/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time and is made from cotton cloth or other washable fabric, polyester, polypropylene, or other durable material or plastic that is at least 10 mils in thickness and meets the following criteria: as a minimum life capability of 125 or more uses carrying 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet; and s machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
2/18/2020
Maplewood
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
Any bag designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
fee begins 9/1/19
Updated as of
7/16/2019
Monmouth Borough
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured 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 its capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
None specified
Updated as of
6/5/2018
Morris Township
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time and is made from cotton cloth or other washable fabric, polyester, polypropylene, or other durable material or plastic that is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
10/15/2020
Ocean Gate
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/13/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured repeated uses over a period of time, is machine washable or made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regular, is at least 2.25 mil thick if made from plastic, has a minimum lifetime of 75 uses, and its capable of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Paramus
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled material; it can be composted
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "recyclable" and/or "reusable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
It is affixed with a statement that the bag is a reusable bag, as well as recycling instructions if the bag is recyclable.
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Parsippany-Troy Hills
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
It is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material and can be composted.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
It displays the words ?recyclable? and/or ?reusable? in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Point Pleasant Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/15/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Adopted and effective immediately per the ordinance
Updated as of
7/24/2018
Red Bank
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
40% recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a carryout bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and meets the following criteria: Has a handle; 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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag's ability to be reused and recycled;
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Ridgewood
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is able to be recycled
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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: has a minimum lifetime of 125 uses, is capable of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds, and does not contain lead, cadmium or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and has handles.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Saddle Brook
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall, contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) postconsumer recycled material
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
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.
Fee Per Paper Bag
None Specified
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/5/2019
Somers Point
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/7/2019
Stores Affected
All retailers; restaurants and street vendors exempt
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Bag fee only
Updated as of
1/29/2019
Somers Point
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/12/2019
Stores Affected
All retailers; restaurants and street vendors exempt
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
9/12/19 - City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the ban; fee has been eliminated due to new ban
Updated as of
10/3/2019
South Orange
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
8/14/2019
Stafford Township
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/5/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
8/7/2018
Stone Harbor
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2019
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a carryout bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse, and meets the following criteria: has a handle; 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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
displays in a highly visible manner on the bag exterior, language describing the bag's ability to be reused and recycled;
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/20/2018
Teaneck
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/6/2018
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% post-consumer recycled content 
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
displays the words “Recyclable” and “made from 40% post-consumer recycled content” in a visible manner on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
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.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
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.
Additional Information
Adopted on 7/6/17. Ordinance says it will go in effect one year from adoption date.
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Ventnor
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
N/A
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
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, including plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
7/24/2018