On May 4, 2022 Madison’s local ban on single use plastic bags will sunset as new statewide regulations come into effect. Thank you to the Madison Environmental Commission for their leadership in reducing the use of single-use plastics locally, helping pave the way for NJ’s new Get Past Plastic legislation.
New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores and food service businesses may not provide or sell single-use plastic carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products. Single-use paper carryout bags are allowed to be provided or sold by retailers and restaurants. Grocery stores larger than 2500 square feet, which may only provide or sell reusable carryout bags.
Plastic straws may be provided only upon the request of the customer.
The Department of Environmental Protection is the primary state agency overseeing enforcement of this legislation, with the Madison Health Department serving as a local agency point of contact.
Visit NJ’s Get Past Plastic website for additional information including helpful guides by location, FAQs and the latest information.