Retailers will resume collection of the state-level plastic bag fee starting today, July 1.

That’s because the temporary suspension of Connecticut's single-use plastic bag fee, originally implemented by Executive Order on March 26, expired on June 30.

The Department of Revenue Services says any Connecticut retailer that provides plastic bags to its customers in connection with a sale of goods is required to collect the plastic bag fee.

The plastic bag fee, which applies statewide at the rate of 10 cents for each single-use plastic bag, is collected by retailers and remitted to DRS on their state sales and use tax return.

As it has throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection strongly encourages state residents who use reusable bags for shopping to continue to do so.

Over the past year, Connecticut shoppers have overwhelmingly embraced the use of reusable shopping bags, which helps reduce plastic waste that harms the environment.