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*Statewide Legislation
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/19/2020
Stores Affected
All business establishments; restaurants 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
made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles; or (b) a durable bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID - WILL START UP AGAIN ON OCTOBER 19TH The paper carryout bag reduction fee must be reported and paid to the commissioner of taxation and finance on a quarterly basis on or before the twentieth day of the month following each quarterly period ending on the last day of February, May, August and November, respectively. Opted out of the $.05 fee for paper bags: Yates County, Madison County
Updated as of
6/17/2020
Bedford
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
contains no old-growth fider and is one hundred percent recylable overall and contains a minimul of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bage with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of clotho or other machine-washable material, but not film plastic, or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
9/21/2021
Dutchess County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/15/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments; restaurants exempt
Paper Bag Requirements
A bag made of paper that is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the word "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuses that is provided by a store to a customer at the point of sale and capable of carrying twenty-two pounds over a distance of one hundred and seventy-five feet for a minimum of one hundred and twenty-five uses and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, or made of durable plastic that is at least 4 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Cities within Dutchess County: Amenia, Annandale On Hudson, Arlington, Bangall, Barrytown, Beacon, Beekman, Billings, Brinckerhoff, Castle Point, Chelsea, Clinton Corners, Crown Heights, Dover Plains, East Fishkill, Fairview, Fishkill, Glenham, Haviland, Hillside Lake, Holmes, Hopewell Junction, Hughsonville, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, Myers Corner, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Poughquag, Red Hook, Red Oaks Mill, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Salt Point, Smithfield, Spackenkill, Staatsburg, Stanfordville, Stormville, Tivoli, Union Vale, Verbank, Wappingers Falls, Wassaic, Wingdale
Updated as of
1/29/2019
East Hampton Town
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/22/2015
Stores Affected
Restaurants, Retail Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05 starting 2018
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/18/2015
East Hampton Village
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
2/1/2012
Stores Affected
Restaurants, Retail Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05 starting 2018
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/2012
Hastings-on-Hudson
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
6/1/2015
Stores Affected
retail stores, sidewalk sales, farmers’ markets, flea markets and restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
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 made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Larchmont City
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
10/1/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
A paper bag that should have the following characteristics: (1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable” on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is: (1) made of cloth or other fabric; and/or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
Lewisboro
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
None Specified
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.15
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
None Specified
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None Specified
Additional Information
Plastic Bag Ban
Updated as of
9/21/2021
Long Beach
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2017
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
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A carryout bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick and is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
2/8/2018
Mamaroneck Town
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
12/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments; restaurants exempt
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) a bag made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that has handles, or (b) a durable bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
Updated as of
11/13/2019
Mamaroneck Village
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/16/2013
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
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 made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
New Castle
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2017
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
(1) contains no old growth fiber, (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(3) displays the words "Reusable" or "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.10
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
6/20/2016
New Paltz Village
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/1/2015
Stores Affected
retail stores, sidewalk sales, farmers’ markets, flea markets and restaurants
Paper Bag Requirements
A paper bag that should have the following characteristics: (1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content.
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable” on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is: (1) made of cloth or other fabric; and/or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Patchogue Village
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
9/1/2016
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
N/A
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Village Board voted 4 to 2 on 6/8/15 to pass the bag ban
Updated as of
7/24/2015
Rockland
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
made of recycled materials that can be recycled
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Fee Per Paper Bag
N/A
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
Reusable bag means a bag that meets all of the following criteria:(a) Designed and manufactured to withstand 50 repeated uses over a period of time;(b) Is machine washable or, made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly;(c) Is at least 4.0 mils thick, if made from plastic; and(d) Has the capability of carrying a minimum of 18 pounds.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
3/25/19-The resolution was sent to the County Executive on Wednesday. He has 21 days to approve it, veto it or take no action.
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Rye
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
5/7/2012
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
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 made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Sea Cliff
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2019
Stores Affected
N/A
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
N/A
Updated as of
4/10/2018
Southhampton Town
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
4/22/2015
Stores Affected
Restaurants, Retail Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05 starting 2018
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
4/20/2015
Southhampton Village
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
11/6/2011
Stores Affected
Restaurants, Retail Stores
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
Displays the words "Reusable" and "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05 starting 2018
Later Fee Increase
None Specified
Reusable Bag Requirements
A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
None specified
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
10/3/12
Suffolk County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2018
Stores Affected
All retail establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
shall contain a minimum of forty percent post-consumer recycled content
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
be conspicuously labeled with the amount of post-consumer recycled content.
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: (1) made of cloth or other machine washable material, but not film plastic; or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
Reusable carryout bags provided to customers pursuant to this local law shall be conspicuously labeled as reusable.
Additional Information
Amagansett, Amityville, Aquebogue, Babylon, Bay Shore, Bayport, Bellport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Brentwood, Bridgehampton, Brightwaters, Brookhaven, Calverton, Center Moriches, Centereach, Centerport, Central Islip, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Copiague, Coram, Cutchogue, Deer Park, East Hampton, East Islip, East Marion, East Moriches, East Northport, East Quogue, East Setauket, Eastport, Farmingville, Fishers Island, Great River, Greenlawn, Greenport, Hampton Bays, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Huntington , tation, Islandia, Islip, Islip Terrace, Jamesport, Kings Park, Lake Grove, Laurel, Lindenhurst, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Mattituck, Medford, Melville, Middle Island, Miller Place, Montauk, Moriches, Mount Sinai, Nesconset, New Suffolk, North Babylon, Northport, Oakdale, Ocean Beach, Orient, Patchogue, Peconic, Port , Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Quogue, Remsenburg, Ridge, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Ronkonkoma, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Saint James, Sayville, Selden, Shelter Island, Shelter Island Heights, Shirley, Shoreham, Smithtown, Sound Beach, South Jamesport, Southampton, Southold, Speonk, Stony Brook, Upton, Wading River, Wainscott, Water Mill, West Babylon, West Islip, West Sayville, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Wyandanch, Yaphank
Updated as of
5/31/2019
Ulster County
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
7/15/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
a paper bag that (1) contains no oldgrowth fiber; (2) is 100% recyclable overall and contains a minimum of 40% postconsumer recycled content; 
Paper Bag Printing Requirements
(3) displays the word "Recyclable" on the outside of the bag.
Fee Per Paper Bag
$0.05
Later Fee Increase
N/A
Reusable Bag Requirements
a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse that is provided by a Covered Store to its Customer at the point of sale and is capable of carrying twenty-two (22) pounds over a distance of one hundred and seventy five feet (175) for a minimum of one hundred and twenty five (125) uses and is either: (a) made of cloth or other machine washable fabric; or (b) made of durable plastic that is at least 4 mils thick.
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
Cities within Ulster County: City and Town of Kingston, Denning, Esopus, Gardiner, Hardenburg, Hurley, Lloyd, Marbletown, Marlborough, Town and Village of New Paltz, Olive, Plattekill, Rochester, Rosendale, Town and Village of Saugerties, Shandaken, Shawangunk, Ulter, Wawarsing, Woodstock, Elenville
Updated as of
1/16/2019
Village of Piermont
Status
Approved
Enforcement Date
1/1/2019
Stores Affected
All business establishments
Paper Bag Requirements
Contains no old growth fiber, is 100% recyclable overall and contains 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 bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric and/or made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mils thick
Reusable Bag Printing Requirements
N/A
Additional Information
N/A
Updated as of
9/20/2018