Yarmouth Bag Ban

  •    Chapter 160: Plastic Bag Reduction

    As of August 30, 2018, most plastic bags will be no longer allowed in Yarmouth.  

    Why?  These bags contribute to the increasing amount of plastic in our oceans, harming both marine life and human health.

    What bags will still be available? Bags for newspaper delivery, bulk produce, wrapping meat and fish and dry cleaning bags.

    How will I carry my purchases? Ask for a bag only if you really need one or bring your own bags.

    How will I pick up pet waste?  Use the bags that will still be available or bags that package items like bread.

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    Commonly asked Questions about Yarmouth's Plastic Bag Ban