What exemptions are allowed?

The following types of plastic bags are allowed for the following uses:

  • Bags comprised of recyclable plastic, with a minimum thickness of 2.25 mils
  • Bags for items sold in bulk such as bulk food and bulk hardware items
  • Bags of any type that a customer brings to the store for his or her own use to carry away goods that are not placed in a bag provided by the store
  • Bags or plastic wraps for flowers, potted plants or items where dampness may be an issue
  • Bags provided by pharmacists or veterinarians to contain prescription drugs or other medical necessities, as required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Laundry or dry cleaning
  • Meat, produce and bakery bags
  • Newspaper and door-hanger bags
  • Pet waste, yard waste, and garbage bags

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1. When does the Ordinance go into effect?
2. What businesses are affected by the Ordinance?
3. What are the differences between the County and Municipal Ordinances?
4. What bags are restricted by the Ordinance?
5. What exemptions are allowed?
6. Can retailers provide plastic bags for meat, produce, bulk foods and other items?
7. Is there an exemption for clothing stores?
8. By what standards must I abide?
9. What type of bag is considered reusable?
10. What is the Town’s plan for informing customers of the Ordinance?
11. How should I get ready for the Ordinance going into effect on November 1, 2018?
12. Are retailers allowed to use up existing stocks of plastic bags after November 1, 2018?
13. What is the purpose of this Ordinance?
14. Who may I call for additional information?