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☷ River Vale New Jersey - NJ Plastic Bag Ban in effect May 4 2022
River Vale , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
Beginning on May 4
, 2022 , law P . L . 2020 , c . 117 goes into effect which will prohibit providing or selling single use - carryout bags and polystyrene foam food service products . This new regulation is in addition to the restriction of single - use plastic straws , which may be provided only at the request of a customer . New norms and exceptions to this plastic law will depend on the type of establishment classification outlined by the State of NJ . The State is encouraging the use of re - usable bags which must be made of nylon , cloth , or other washable fabric , have stitched handles , and be purposefully designed for multiple uses .
For more information , please visit
https://www . nj . gov/dep/get - past - plastic/
. A link to the law can be found here ,
https://www . nj . gov/dep/get - past - plastic/docs/plastic - bag - law - c117 . pdf
. Please see the quick reference chart provided below . To report a complaint , please contact Bergen County Department of Health Services at 201 - 634 - 2804 .
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