State DRS passes retailer fee for single-use plastic checkout bags

Effective August 1, 2019

Post Date:07/24/2019 4:29 PM

The State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) recently passed a law requiring retail establishments to charge a $0.10 fee for every single-use plastic bag they issue their customers at the point of sale.  In June of 2019, the Town of Glastonbury also passed an ordinance regarding single-use bags.  For community reference, the Town has put together an Informational Guide designed to help residents and businesses understand the regulations and differences between both the Single-use Plastic Bag Town Ordinance and the state of Connecticut mandated fee.

Please click here to view the Single-Use Plastic Bag Informational Guide.

Contact information:

For questions regarding the State fee, please contact the DRS Legal Division at

Questions regarding the Town of Glastonbury Ordinance can be directed to the Glastonbury Refuse Division at (860) 652-7772.   

The following timeline was created to help community members understand legislation dates:

plastic bag ordinance timeline

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