Reusable Bag Law


Beginning January 1, 2017, we’ll be seeing more reusable bags around town. New Castle will become a leader in New York State in significantly reducing environmentally unfriendly plastic and paper shopping bags. The Reusable Bag Law eliminates distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags at all stores and requires a 10-cent charge for paper shopping bags at the types of stores that use the most bags —grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies. We are proud of New Castle being the first in New York, sending a message that our residents and merchants can make a difference. Thank you for proudly supporting this new law and remember to bring your reusable bag!

pdf2016 F.A.Q. for the Reusable Bag Law