News Flash

Boonton News

Posted on: April 6, 2022

Plastic Bag Ban new NJ law effective May 4th

On March 21, 2002, the Mayor and Town Council passed Resolution 22-95 endorsing the comprehensive "Bag Up NJ" campaign.

This ban on plastic bags is EFFECTIVE MAY 4, 2022 STATEWIDE

See links and info graphics below for FAQs and more details.

Full Legislation P.L. 2020 c.117 HERE



New Norms

What is Not Permitted


Grocery Store
 (2,500 sq ft or larger)

  •  Customers bring reusable bags to the store
  •  Store sells reusable bags
  •  Store cannot provide single-use plastic or paper bags*
    This includes:
    • At checkout
    • Curbside pickup
    • Home delivery
  •  Bags for loose items are exempt e.g., produce, greeting cards, flowers etc.
  •  Polystyrene foam for raw and deli sliced meats, including poultry and fish trays are exempt**
  •  Polystyrene foam for grocery items pre-packed by a manufacturer are exempt** e.g., instant ramen noodles

 (includes fast food and food delivery)

  •  Restaurants may provide single-use paper bags
  •  Food served or delivered in plastic, paper, or aluminum containers
  •  Customers bring a reusable bag
  •  Restaurants only provide plastic straws when requested
  •  Restaurant cannot provide single-use plastic bags*
  •  Restaurant cannot serve or deliver food in polystyrene
  •  Paper straws are exempt and can be given without a request
  •  Polystyrene portion cups of two ounces or less, if used for hot foods or foods requiring lids are exempt**
  •  Polystyrene disposable, long-handled soda spoons when required and used for thick drinks are exempt**

Convenience Store

  •  Convenience Stores may provide single-use paper bags
  •  Store cannot provide single-use plastic bags*
  •  Exceptions listed above for grocery store and restaurant apply


  •  Pharmacy may provide single-use paper bags
  •  Customers bring a reusable bag
  •  Pharmacy cannot provide single-use plastic bags*
  •  Plastic bags for prescriptions are exempt

Retail Store

  •  Retail Stores may provide single-use paper bags
  •  Store cannot provide single-use plastic bags*

In homes

  •  NJ residents can re-use single use plastic bags at home or in-store
  •  NJ residents can buy and use paper lunch bag
  •  NJ residents can no longer purchase polystyrene plates, cups or utensils.
  •  Plastic utensils or plastic or paper plates or cups are exempt

Plastics_Ban_Law_Flyer for businesses_Page_1

Plastics_Ban_Law_Flyer for businesses_Page_2

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Boonton News

Town Hall to Open at Noon on Tuesday 2/13

Posted on: February 13, 2024

Monthly Newsletter February 2024

Posted on: February 1, 2024
heart contest

Guess the Hearts in a Jar Contest

Posted on: January 31, 2024
camp 2024 update

Camp Registration is OPEN!

Posted on: January 16, 2024

Monthly Newsletter January 2024

Posted on: January 10, 2024
Trouble paying your

Assistance Available for Winter Utilities

Posted on: December 12, 2023
N. Main Street and Highland Ave to be closed TONIGHT 4-8pm

Tree Lighting is Tonight!

Posted on: November 30, 2023
Copy of Recycling will be picked up TOMORROW 1130

Recycling Pick Up is TOMORROW 11/29

Posted on: November 28, 2023
Fire Safety class

Fire Safety Classes at Boonton FD

Posted on: November 21, 2023

2023 Boonton Citizen of the Year

Posted on: November 21, 2023

Ordinance 23-23 Introduced

Posted on: November 21, 2023
Untitled design (3)

Board Volunteers Needed

Posted on: November 20, 2023
Donate an unwrapped gift for the Holidays to fellow Boonton Residents

Donation Needed for Holiday Gifts

Posted on: November 15, 2023
NOVEMBER 4, 2023

Boonton Bookfest is this Saturday 11/4

Posted on: October 31, 2023
Boonton Packard Lofts affirmative marketing flyer JPEG

Affordable rentals in Boonton

Posted on: October 11, 2023
Boonton Day Cancelled

Boonton Day 2023 has been cancelled

Posted on: September 22, 2023

Monthly Newsletter August 2023

Posted on: July 29, 2023
Add a heading

Take the Parks & Rec Survey Today!

Posted on: March 22, 2023

RENEW Dog License before March 1st

Posted on: February 16, 2023

The monthly newsletter is available

Posted on: February 7, 2023

2023 Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!

Posted on: January 19, 2023

Monthly Newsletter January 2023

Posted on: January 9, 2023

Summer Camp Staff Applications Open

Posted on: January 6, 2023

Recycling Pick Up is TOMORROW 11/30

Posted on: November 29, 2022

Thanksgiving Closures

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Planning Board Meeting Canceled

Posted on: October 11, 2022

Monthly Newsletter October 2022

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Leaf Collection Schedule 2022

Posted on: October 10, 2022

Flu Clinic

Posted on: September 29, 2022

Monthly Newsletter September 2022

Posted on: September 2, 2022

Back to School Supplies & Resources

Posted on: August 8, 2022

Monthly Newsletter August 2022

Posted on: August 1, 2022

Vandalism at Pepe Field

Posted on: July 27, 2022

Monthly Newsletter June 2022

Posted on: June 1, 2022

Boonton Redistricting Plan 2022

Posted on: May 25, 2022

Cat Licenses EXPIRE June 30th

Posted on: June 1, 2022

Monthly Newsletter May 2022

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Basketball Court - Pepe Field

Posted on: April 14, 2022

April Newsletter

Posted on: April 8, 2022

February Newsletter 2022

Posted on: February 2, 2022

Monthly Newsletter December 2021

Posted on: December 2, 2021

Onion Recall

Posted on: October 22, 2021

SDL Portal Launched by the Town

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Fill Out Our Survey! - Darress Theatre

Posted on: October 1, 2021
Filming Clipart

Filming in Town

Posted on: September 10, 2021

Two Grant Awards Confirmed!

Posted on: July 27, 2021