The City of Hartford has adopted an ordinance completely banning single-use PLASTIC BAGS effective December 15, 2019. The ban will be enforced in two phases:

PHASE 1 – LARGE RETAILERS/BIG BOX STORES

  • Effective December 15, 2019, LARGE RETAILERS with more than 8,000 sq. ft., like supermarkets, are no longer allowed to provide plastic bags to customers.

PHASE 2 – ALL RETAILERS

  • Effective June 18, 2020, ALL RETAILERS, including small businesses and neighborhood stores, are no longer allowed to provide plastic bags to customers.

PENALTIES

  • Non compliance can result in a fine of $250 per day until the plastic bags are removed by retailer.
  • Failure to pay the fines assessed may lead to a judgment in Superior Court for all fines, costs, and fees.

WANT MORE DETAILS?

Read the ordinance for the full details on the plastic bag ban.

 


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