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    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. view less
    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
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    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. view less
    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." view less
    Comply Date 06/01/2019
    Ordinance 779-2018
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    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. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2020
    Ordinance 0-19-39
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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. view less
    Fees $0.10 per reusable or paper bag
    Comply Date 01/20/2020
    Ordinance 1799 (117-19)
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    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. view less
    Fees $0.10 for all bags
    Comply Date 10/01/2019
    Ordinance Chapter 297/ ordiance 19-1980
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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. view less
    Comply Date 08/20/2015
    Ordinance 2015-14
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    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. view less
    Fees $0.05 fee on paper starting 9/1/2019
    Comply Date 07/01/2019
    Ordinance 2946-19
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    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
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    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. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2020
    Ordinance 19-16
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    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. view less
    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
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    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." view less
    Comply Date 09/01/2020
    Ordinance 2019-41
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    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. view less
    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. view less
    Comply Date 01/01/2019
    Ordinance 1660-19
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    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 view less
    Fees $0.10 paper
    Comply Date 02/01/2020
    Ordinance 2019-31
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    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. view less
    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
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    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
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    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
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    Updated October 16, 2019
    Wyckofftop
    Status Pending
    Updated September 03, 2019
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