New York State's ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect on March 1, 2020. At this time, retailers will no longer be able to provide single-use plastic bags to customers, except under certain circumstances.
The Village has a limited stock of reusable bags which are available free of charge while supplies last at the Municipal Building. One per resident, please.
You can read the full text version of the Bag Waste Reduction Law (Environmental Conservation Law ECL Article 27, Title 28).
More about Bag Waste Reduction Law: Information for Consumers:
- Bag Waste Reduction Law: Information for Manufacturers and Retailers - Frequently asked questions about the Plastic Bag Ban (Article 27, Title 28 New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act). The law takes effect March 1, 2020 and prohibits the distribution of plastic carryout bags by certain retailers in New York state.
- Plastic Bag and Film Plastics Recycling for Consumers - Consumers will be able to recycle plastic carryout bags at certain retail stores and most grocery stores.
- Plastic Bag and Film Plastics Recycling for Retailers - The law, as adopted, requires stores with 10,000 square feet or more of retail space and chains which operate five or more stores with greater than 5,000 square feet of retail space, and which provide plastic carryout bags to its customers as a result of a product sale
- NYS Plastic Bag Task Force - a thorough analysis of the impacts of single-use plastic bags and provides several options for legislation that could help develop a statewide solution to the problem