BYOCT Towns with Ordinances

Westport

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Plastic Bag Ban / 2.5mils / No Fee

Final Bag Ordinance

Passed October 2008

Effective April 2009

Plastic Straw, Cup, Styrofoam Ban

Final Plastics/Styrofoam Ban

Passed May 7, 2019

Effective November 7, 2019

Greenwich

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Plastic Bag Ban / 12mils / No fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed March 12, 2018

Effective September 12, 2019

Ordinance At A Glance Sheet

Stamford

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Plastic Bag Ban /12mils/ 10cent fee 

Final Bag Ordinance

Passed October 1, 2018

Effective May 1, 2019

Hybrid Model Fact Sheet

Weston

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Plastic Bag Ban / 4mils / 10cent fee Final Bag Ordinance

Passed October 4, 2018 

Effective January 4, 2009

Why A BYO Ordinance? Handout


Norwalk

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Plastic Bag Ban /12mils/ 10cent fee 

Final Bag Ordinance Passed

Passed January 8, 2019

Effective July 8, 2019 

Table Tent Card for Retailers

Plastic Stirrer Ban & Plastic Straw Upon Request

Final Straw Ordinance

Passed September 2019

Effective April 20, 2020

Polystyrene Ban

Final Polystyrene Ordinance

Passed September 2019

Effective April 22, 2020


Washington

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Plastic Bag Ban / 12mils / No fee

Final Bag Ordinance

New Canaan

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Plastic Bag Ban /12mils/ 10cent fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed January 24, 2019

Effective May 24, 2019


Hamden

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ALL Plastic Bags Ban / No Fee & Straw Ban 

Final Bag Ordinance & Single Use Straw Restriction 

Passed  February 14, 2019

Effective September 14, 2019

Middletown

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ALL Plastic Bags Ban / No Fee

Final Bag Ordinance

Passed April 1, 2019

Effective October 1, 2019



Fairfield

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Plastic Bag Ban / 12mils / No fee

Final Bag Ordinance

Passed May 28, 2019

Effective February 28, 2020

Chamber of Commerce Survey

Guilford

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Plastic Bag Ban /12mils/ 10cent fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed June 3, 2019

Effective January 3, 2020

Letter to the Selectma

Newtown

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Plastic Bag Ban /12 mils/10cent fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed June 5, 2019

Effective October 28, 2019

Reusable Bag Contest

Darien

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Plastic Bag Ban /12mils/ 10cent fee

Final Bag Ordinance

Passed June 11, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020 - stores over 10,000 square feet

Effective January 1, 2021 - all stores under 10,000 square feet       (charging 10cent fee on paper, optional)



Glastonbury

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Plastic Bag Ban / 6mils / No Fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed June 12, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Plastic Bag Ban FAQs

CT State Tax vs. Glastonbury Ban

Branford

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Plastic Bag Ban / ALL / 10cent fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed June 12, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020


Madison

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Plastic Bag Ban / ALL / 10cent Fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed September 9, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020

Blueprint for Passing an Ordinance


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BYOCT Towns working on Ordinances

Bloomfield

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Wilton

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Groton

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State Bag Tax/Ban & additional CT Towns with Ordinances

Mansfield

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ALL Plastic Bags Ban/ No fee

Final Bag Ordinance 

Passed February 11, 2019

Effective September 13, 2019 


New Britain

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Plastic Bag Ban / 12mils / 10cent fee

Final Bag Ordinance

Passed February 25, 2019

Effective August 25, 2019


State of CT

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Plastic Bag 10cent Tax / 4mils 

State Law

Starts August 1, 2019

Plastic Bag Ban / ALL Plastic Bags

Starts July 1, 2021

ALL Municipalities allowed to pass/keep stricter ordinances

ALL Municipalities allowed to put fee on paper bags

Stonington

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Plastic bag ban / 3mils / No Fee & Plastic Straw Ban

Plastic Bag & Straw Ordinance

Passed May 2, 2019

Effective November 2, 2019

Windham

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Plastic Bag Ban / 2.25mils / No fee

Passed Plastic Bag Ordinance 

Passed April 22, 2019

Effective October 22, 2019

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