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New Jersey Towns with Plastic Bag Ban in Place or Pending October 24, 2019

NJ is Ditching Single-Use Plastic, Town by Town! (enacted or passed as of October 2019) Constantly changing so accuracy of total may be higher.

October 24, 2019

Bans

  • Beach Haven
  • Belmar
  • Bradley Beach
  • Brigantine
  • Harvey Cedars
  • Jersey City
  • Point Pleasant Beach
  • Stafford Township
  • Ridgewood
  • Hopewell Borough
  • Saddle Brook
  • Somers Point
  • Chatham Township

Fees

  • Longport – 10 cents on plastic and paper
  • Teaneck – 5 cents on plastic, also urges state to pass statewide law
  • Ventnor – 5 cents on plastic

Hybrids and other single-use plastics

  • Avalon – ban on plastic bags, polystyrene foam, non-compostable food packaging
  • Lambertville – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, and polystyrene foam
  • Long Beach – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Hoboken – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Monmouth Beach – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, and polystyrene foam
  • Stone Harbor – ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic utensils, and polystyrene foam
  • Little Silver – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws
  • Glen Rock – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Maplewood – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Highland Park – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Asbury Park – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Leonia – ban on polystyrene foam food service ware
  • Haworth – ban on polystyrene foam food service ware
  • Rahway – ban on polystyrene foam food service ware
  • Bayonne – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws
  • Ocean Gate – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, polystyrene foam
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • South Orange – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Atlantic Highlands – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, fee on paper bags
  • Cranford – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, and polystyrene foam; stirrers, lids, utensils by request only; requires food containers to be No. 1 or No. 2 recyclable plastic
  • Red Bank – ban on plastic bags and polystyrene foam, disposable food service ware must be recyclable or compostable, and straws may be provided only upon request
  • Paramus – ban on plastic bags and polystyrene foam food service ware
  • Secaucus – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Fair Haven – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws, and polystyrene foam
  • Woodland Park – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Chatham Borough – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Madison – ban on plastic bags, fee on paper bags
  • Garfield – ban on plastic bags, single-use plastic straws

Pending/ Interested

  • Edison
  • Millburn (Resolution to write ordinance passed unanimously October 15, 2019)
  • Long Branch
  • Montclair
  • Rumson
  • Brick
  • East Brunswick
  • Lavalette
  • Little Egg Harbor
  • Newark
  • Tinton Falls
  • Tuckerton
  • Ocean Township
  • Livingston
  • West Windsor
  • Toms River
  • Union
  • Oradell
  • Princeton
  • New Milford
  • Emerson
  • Fanwood
  • Summit (To be introduced November 8, vote on November 18, 2019)

State Legislation Pending

S2776/A4330 – Ban on plastics bags and Styrofoam, requires food businesses provide straws on demand, and places a 10 cent fee for paper bags.

Source: Clean Water Action with current updates added