JAMESTOWN – Next week, one of the area’s largest grocery store chains will be returning to reusable bags only at their locations in Jamestown.
Tops Friendly Markets says by Monday, July 6 all stores in the state will no longer offer plastic bags when checking out.
Reusable bags can be purchased for 99 cents each. Tops’ Totes for Changes, their reusable bags sold for charity, will also be available to buy.
Customers are allowed to bring in their plastic bags to use, as long as they’re clean. Plastic bags will also be available for meat and produce in those departments.
Those who would like to recycle their plastic bags can deposit them in bins at Tops’ stores.
The change has already gone into effect in the Hudson Valley and North Country regions of New York. Vermont stores will make the change on Wednesday.