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Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

The City Council passed an ordinance banning single use plastic carry-out bags at retail and food establishments within the City of Hoboken. The ordinance went into effect on January 22, 2019. Retail and food establishments shall no longer provide single use plastic carry-out bags to customers. Instead, retail and food establishments shall encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags, and make paper bags available to customers for a fee of 10-25 cents per bag.

The ordinance was amended to regulate the use of reusable plastic carry-out bags and polystyrene. Currently, heavy reusable plastic bags of at least 2.25 mils thick are permitted.

Beginning on March 8, 2020, reusable plastic bags will no longer be permitted.

Click here to see Hoboken's current Single Use Plastic Carry-Out Bag Ordinance.

Click here to see Hoboken's Amended Single Use Plastic Carry-Out Bag Ordinance banning reusable plastic bags, which will be in effect on March 8, 2020.

Click here to request an exemption for extraordinary circumstances.

Click here to download a PDF of this flyer.

Where can you recycle plastic bags?

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Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

The City Council passed an ordinance banning single use plastic carry-out bags at retail and food establishments within the City of Hoboken. The ordinance went into effect on January 22, 2019. Retail and food establishments shall no longer provide single use plastic carry-out bags to customers. Instead, retail and food establishments shall encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags, and make paper bags available to customers for a fee of 10-25 cents per bag.

The ordinance was amended to regulate the use of reusable plastic carry-out bags and polystyrene. Currently, heavy reusable plastic bags of at least 2.25 mils thick are permitted.

Beginning on March 8, 2020, reusable plastic bags will no longer be permitted.

Click here to see Hoboken's current Single Use Plastic Carry-Out Bag Ordinance.

Click here to see Hoboken's Amended Single Use Plastic Carry-Out Bag Ordinance banning reusable plastic bags, which will be in effect on March 8, 2020.

Click here to request an exemption for extraordinary circumstances.

Click here to download a PDF of this flyer.

Where can you recycle plastic bags?

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Polystyrene Ban

Also beginning March 8, 2020, single service articles made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) and polystyrene loose fill packaging (i.e., packing peanuts) will no longer be permitted for sale at retail or food establishments in Hoboken.

Click here to see Hoboken's Ordinance regulating polystyrene.

Click here to download a PDF of this flyer.

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Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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