Ulster County Bring Your Own Bag Act

The BYO Bag Act results in the ban of single use plastic bag distribution at most retail locations. The Act encourages consumers to use reusable bags when buying food or merchandise. This law went into effect on July 15, 2019 and covers all of Ulster County.

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BYOBag Act Resources

-Local Law #5 of 2018

-Local Law #1 of 2019 Amending Local Law #5 of 2018


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