Hamden Plastic Bag & Straw Regulations

The Town of Hamden is the fifth Connecticut town to pass town ordinances aimed to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment for the benefit and welfare of its residents.

QVHD joins the Town to address the economic, social justice, human health and environmental threats disposable plastic waste pose for residents.

Once the laws pertaining to single-use straws and checkout plastic bags go into effect, on July 1, 2019 and September 14, 2019 respectively, residents can assist the Town and QVHD by letting QVHD know anonymously if they still receive plastic checkout bags or are given single-use straws without asking. This will be possible at BYOhamden.org, which is in design now.

Town of Hamden Single Use Straw & Plastic Bag Ordinance 

Frequently Asked Questions on the ordinance banning single-use straws and checkout pastic bags in the Town of Hamden 

Press Release on Town of Hamden's Ordinance