Clean Ocean Action

New Jersery Plastic Reduction Ordinances

Click the links to see COA's model ordinances for banning single-use plastic straws, bags, polystyrene (Styrofoam) foam food containers, and utensils.

 

21 municipalities + 1 county – Passed and in effect

1.       Atlantic County – August 2018

2.       Avalon – June 2019

3.       Beach Haven  – June 2019

4.       Belmar – May 2018

5.       Bradley Beach – January 2019

6.       Brigantine  – June 2019

7.       Harvey Cedars– June 2018

8.       Highland Park – Phase One: May 2019, 10-cent fee on single-use plastic bags. Phase Two: November 2019, ban on single-use plastic bags and 10-cent fee on paper

9.       Hoboken – January 2019

10.  Hopewell – September 30, 2019

11.  Jersey City – June 2019

12.  Little Silver – October 2019

13.   Long Beach Township – May 2018

14.   Longport – December 2015

15.  Maplewood – July 2019

16.   Monmouth Beach – June 2018

17.  Ocean Gate – September 13, 2019

18.   Point Pleasant Beach – May 2018

19.   Somers Point – January 2019

20.   Stafford Township – August 2018

21.   Stone Harbor – June 2019  

22.   Ventnor – October 2018

21 municipalities – Passed and waiting to go into effect

1.      Asbury Park – January 2020

2.   Atlantic Highlands – November 2019

3.      Bayonne – January 2020

4.   Chatham Borough – March 2020

5.   Chatham Township – March 2020

6.   Cranford  – July 2020 

7.   Fair Haven – February 2020

8.    Garfield – January 2020 

9.    Glen Rock – January 2020

10.   Haworth – March 24, 2020

11.    Lambertville – January 2020

12.  Madison – March 2020

13.  Paramus – September 2020

14.  Parsippany-Troy Hills – January 2020

15.  Red Bank – September 2020

16.    Ridgewood – January 2020

17.  Saddle Brook – January 2020

18.  Secaucus – February 2020

19.  South Orange – January 2020  

20.  Teaneck – July 2018 [ON HOLD]

21.  Woodland Park – March 2020

Total: 43 ordinances

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