Jersey City Disposable Bag Ban Starts Today
Jersey City will enforce a city-wide ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags STARTING JUNE 28, 2019.
The City of Jersey City Municipal Council passed Ordinance 18-065 ,which prohibits retailers from providing single-use plastic carry-out bags and non-recyclable paper bags to customers at the checkout counter of retail stores.
Instead, customers will need to bring their own bag or use an alternative bag provided by retailers.
This ordinance affects all retailers, including grocery stores, restaurants, corner stores, pharmacies, clothing shops, hardware stores, beer and liquor stores, and every other retail store that provides bags to customers at point of sale.
The purpose of this ban is to reduce litter, protect the environment, and remove hard-to-recycle bags from our waste stream.