Time to stock up on those reusable bags.
A plastic bag ban in several towns and one county in New Jersey begins New Year's Day.
Many grocery stores are selling reusable bags for a dollar or two at check-out, instead of handing out single-use plastic bags for free.
The change is part of a larger movement already under way in several parts of the state.
Here's where you'll need to bring-your-own bags:
- Bayonne: An ordinance passed June 19 also bans plastic straws.
- Garfield: An ordinance passed Aug. 13 also bans plastic straws.
- Glen Rock: There is a 10-cent charge on reusable and paper bags across Glen Rock. Violators face a $200 fine.
- Paramus: Single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers banned in an ordinance Aug. 21.
- Ridgewood: A free on paper bags is also in effect, thanks to an ordinance passed June 12.
- Saddle Brook: No more single-use plastic bags as of an Aug. 1 ordinance passed.
- South Orange: A 5-cent fee on paper bags and ban of single-use plastic bags were adopted July 8.
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