Stamford Plastic Bag Ban In Effect May 3

On May 3rd, the City of Stamford's plastic bag ordinance will go into effect. Businesses will no longer be allowed to distribute disposable plastic bags. 

The Board of Representatives passed an ordinance eliminating the distribution of disposable plastic bags in Stamford. The goal of this ordinance is to improve the environment within the City by prohibiting the use of disposable carry out plastic bags and implementing a 10 cent charge for recyclable carryout paper bags. The City's hope is that residents will use reusable carryout bags that will help better serve the environment. 

The City encourages businesses to offer plastic bag alternatives, and for residents to utilize reusable bags made of cloth, fiber or fabric.

Quick Facts

  • This ordinance will go into effect on May 3rd, 2019.
  • If you see a business distrubiting disposable plastic bags, you may report them to FixIt Stamford
  • If you qualify for government food assistance programs such as SNAP, are exempt from charges related to disposable carry out bags 
  • Click here to view the ordinance 
  • View our flyer here

If you are a resident or business owner and would like to learn more about the ban please click here  


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