Where to Donate Reusable Bags Ahead of NY’s Plastic Bag Ban

A plastic bag ban starts March 1st in NY. (Photo courtesy of Michael Kowalczyk)

On March 1st a New York State plastic bag ban, or the Bag Waste Reduction Law, takes effect and you might want to start using a renewable bag when shopping.

Perhaps, you’re ahead of the curve and want to unload some of those extra reusable bags piling up in your closet. The North Brooklyn neighbors are currently holding a bag swap and unneeded shopping bags can be donated in Greenpoint and Williamsburg at the following local businesses and institutions where NBN has drop-off bins setup:

Local elementary schools PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont School, Brooklyn Arbor School, and PS 110 – Monitor School are also partnering to collect bags.


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👀 for a spot to drop off your clean, new or gently used reusable bags? Check out all the locations hosting a bag drop as part of the North Brooklyn Bag Swap! Locations in red are open to the public. For more information on locations and how to participate, check out the link in our bio. The North Brooklyn Bag Swap is a partnership with local businesses, politicians, schools and other organizations to collect reusable bags from the community in advance of the March 1, 2020 plastic bag ban. Donated bags will be distributed to help ensure that neighborhood residents have the resources they need to navigate the ban. #nbbagswap @joelentol @dandelionwineshop @dandywineshop @dimebankusa @broadwaystages @grandstreetbid

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When the law kicks in this March shoppers will be charged five cents per paper bag; exemptions for the ban include produce bags for bulk items and pharmacy and restaurant takeout bags.

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