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.

Please select the respective link below for answers to frequently asked questions:

Please contact BYOBagAct[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us with comments or questions. 

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BYOBag Act Resources

-Local Law #5 of 2018

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


Resources for Retailers


Press Resources


Community Outreach

Upcoming events - please stop by to discuss the law or to ask questions.
  • Kingston Farmer's Market, 7/27
  • Ulster County Fair, 7/30 - 8/4
  • Ellenville Blueberry Festival, 8/10

Please contact us if we can attend your event to help spread the word.