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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Single-Use Plastics Ban in Effect as of June 12

Plastic Bag Ban in Millburn

Millburn’s Single-Use Plastics Ordinance goes into effect on June 12, 2020.

Ordinance No. 2547-19

The purpose of this Ordinance is to prohibit the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene containers at retail establishments and reduce the use of single-use straws within the Township.

The Effective Date of the Ordinance is June 12, 2020.

Summary of Law

  • Single-use plastic carryout bags are banned in ALL retail establishments
  • Polystyrene (frequently referred to as styrofoam) carryout containers are banned in ALL retail establishments
  • Single-use straws are available only upon request
  • Paper bags may be offered to customers for a fee of five-cents per bag
  • Reusable bags may be offered to customers for a fee of at least ten-cents per bag
  • Customers may bring their own bags, of ANY type, with them to carry out their purchases
  • Retailers must keep the bag fees
  • The only plastic bags and polystyrene containers banned by this Ordinance are those used to carry out purchases

For questions on the ban, visit our FAQ page.

Click here for more information on the ban.
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