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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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