Single Use Plastic Bag Restrictions

BYO Hamden: Reducing Waste & Protecting the Environment 

Hamden's Single Use Plastic Bag & Single Use Straw Ordinance becomes Operative September 14, 2019.

No business establishment in the Town of Hamden shall provide as a courtsey or sell a Plastic Checkout Bag to any patron or customer after September 14, 2019. 

Single Use Beverage straws will only be available upon request of a customer on or after September 14th, 2019. 

FAQ's on Hamden's Plastic Bag & Single Use Straw Ordinance 

Press Release on Hamden's Plastic Bag & Single Use Straw Ordinance 

State-Wide Single Use Plastic Bag Fee

"Effective August 1, 2019 (cite: Public Act 19-117, § 355), retailers making sales in Connecticut of tangible personal property to the public are required to collect a $0.10 fee per single-use plastic checkout bag." 

Guidance on the State of CT's new $0.10 fee per single use plastic bag 

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Announcement Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019