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Reusable bag, five cents and green earth



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.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901