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Learn about the NYS Plastic Bag Ban and what steps you need to take to comply with the law.
The NYS Plastic Bag Ban goes into effect on March 1, 2020. All businesses should be aware of what they need to do to comply with this new law. The New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act prohibits the distribution of plastic carryout bags by retailers in New York state.
Businesses that are not exempt from the law are required to provide paper bags to consumers. Businesses must charge a 5 cent paper bag fee per bag. SNAP and WIC recipients are exempt from this fee. Businesses must show the transaction of the paper bags clearly on receipts and shall state the number of bags provided to the customer. The paper carryout bag reduction fee must be reported and paid to the state commissioner of taxation and finance on a quarterly basis.
Learn more about this ban and what you need to do during this information session hosted by the Third Avenue Business Improvement District and NYC Department of Sanitation.