City of Hartford Ordinance Banning Plastic Bags

The City of Hartford has adopted an ordinance completely banning single-use PLASTIC BAGS effective December 15, 2019.  The ban will be enforced in two phases:

Phase 1:  Large Retailers / Big Box Stores
Effective December 15, 2019, large retailers with more than 8,000 sq. feet, like supermarkets, are no longer allowed to provide plastic bags to customers.

Phase 2: ALL RETAILERS
Effective June 18, 2020, All retailers including small businesses and neighborhood stores, are no longer allowed to provide plastic bags to customers.

The City of Hartford will enforce a $250 / per day fine until the plastic bags are removed by the retailer.

> The complete ordinance can be downloaded here