Chatham, Madison and Summit will all institute plastic bag bans in 2020. The goal of this ban is to reduce waste in participating towns and cities. Shoppers will need to use reusable bags for their purchases. On March 1st, the Stop & Shop in Madison will help usher in this changeover by giving away reusable bags to each customer that brings in one or more plastic bags for recycling. Below we have gathered more info on what this means for the residents.

Summit
Effective May 1, retailers will be prohibited from providing single use plastic carry-out bags and Styrofoam take-out containers, and providing plastic straws by request only.
Additional Details from City of Summit

Chatham
Effective March 1, the ban on single-use plastic bags at retail establishments will take effect. The ban does not include smaller plastic bags, like those used for produce at grocery stores. Where offered, paper bags will be available upon request for a fee of 10 cents per bag (may vary by retailer in Township).

Madison
Effective March 1, the ban on single-use plastic bags at retail establishments will take effect. The ban does not include smaller plastic bags, like those used for produce at grocery stores. Where offered, paper bags will be available upon request for a fee of 10 cents per bag.

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