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Suffolk County's Bag Law

Reusable bag, five cents and green earth

 

Update:

Effective January 1, 2018 Suffolk County local law will require stores to charge customers a minimum fee of 5 cents on carryout bags that are provided at retail stores.

The purpose of this law is to encourage consumers to use their own reusable bags for shopping and to reduce the environmental impacts associated with single use bags.