NYS Plastic Bag Ban & Paper Bag Fee


  • New York State will prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic bags, with limited exceptions.
  • In NYC all businesses covered by the ban must charge a five-cent ($0.05) fee on paper bags.
  • This fee will not apply to any customers using SNAP or WIC.
  • Civil penalties will be imposed under NYS law for violations. 
  • For more information on the law, please visit the NYS Department of Enviromental Conservation at

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