Single-Use Plastic Carry-out Bag Ban and Farmers Markets

UPDATE – Starting July 1, 2021 the bag ban is officially in effect.

For full details of the bag ban – follow this link to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Bag Ban Guidance

A “frequently asked questions (pdf)” document, offers more details outlining what is considered a reusable bag and a recycled paper bag, who must charge the 5-cent fee, and other questions and answers.

The 5 cents can be spent at the market or vendors discretion.
Markets may accept single-use plastic bags that have already been used by one customer and reuse them with other customers (bag exchange).

Click the button below to download the above image in pdf format.