On March 1, 2020 – The plastic bag ban went into effect. This was not enforced, per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., et al., in the New York State Supreme Court. 

On August 20, 2020 – The Court issued a decision to uphold the law and most of the Part 351 regulations.

On October 19, 2020 – DEC began enforcing the law and the regulations, in accordance with the Court's decision. For more information on the ‘NYS Bag Waste Reduction’, please visit the NY State DEC website

Please Keep In Mind:

Plastic bags and/or plastic film products should not be placed in your recycling bin. 

To properly dispose of plastic bags, please click here to locate a drop-off location near you

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