Chatham Township

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Paper Summary

A recyclable paper carry-out bag is a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall, contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material.

Reusable Definition

Reusable Bag: Shall mean a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either made cloth or other machine washable fabric or from polyester, polypropylene, cotton or other durable material.

Paper Bag Id Requirements
Stores Affected

Any store or commercial establishment that sells perishable or nonperishable goods, including, but not limited to, clothing, food, and personal items, directly to the customer and is located within or doing business within the geographical limits of the Borough. Retail establishments include: a business establishment that generates a sales or use tax; a drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food mart, liquor store or other commercial entity engaged in the retail sale of goods; a public eating establishment (i.e., a restaurant, take-out food establishment, or any other business that prepares and sells prepared food to be eaten on or off its premises); and a business establishment that sells clothing, hardware, or any other nonperishable goods.

Fee for paper bags determined by retailer
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