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Posted on: May 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Single-Use Plastics Ban Takes Effect June 12; Information Session 5/28

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.

The Township of Millburn will host a virtual information session on the Single-Use Plastics Ordinance on Thursday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m. Information on how to access the Zoom meeting is below. 

  • When: May 28, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance Information Session
    • Please click the link below to join the webinar:
    • Password: 623399
  • Or Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    • US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
    • Webinar ID: 915 5462 9442
    • Password: 623399
    • International numbers available:

Click here for more information on the ban.
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