Beginning March 1, 2020, plastic bags will be banned at most stores in New York State. To help ensure that Greenpoint and Williamsburg are prepared for this change, NBN is organizing a reusable bag drive. During the drive NBN will collect unneeded reusable shopping bags and various locations in the community. Donated bags will be redistributed to residents who may not be prepared for the new regulation.
Bags should be new or gently used and clean. NBN has partnered with local institutions to host drop-off bins. We are also partnering with several schools including PS 110 – The Monitor School, PS 31 – Samuel F. Dupont School, PS 34 – Oliver H. Perry Elementary, Brooklyn Arbor School, and the Williamsburg Northside School to collect bags (check with your school’s parent association for donation details).
The public is welcome to drop by any of the locations below to donate (collection is now complete):
(collection complete) Broadway Stages – 203 Meserole Avenue (between Diamond & Jewel Sts.)
(collection complete) Dandelion Wine – 153 Franklin Street (between India & Java Sts.)
(collection complete) Dandy Wine & Spirits – 37 S. 4th Street (between Kent & Wythe Aves.)
(collection complete) Dime Bank – 149 Kent Avenue (at N. 5th St.)
(collection complete) Grand Street BID – 246 Graham Avenue (between Maujer & Ten Eyck Sts.)
(collection complete) Investors Bank – 896 Manhattan Avenue (at Greenpoint Ave.)
(collection complete) The Office of Assembly Member Joe Lentol – 619 Lorimer Street (at Skillman Ave.)
(collection complete) Swallow Cafe – 49 Bogart Street (at Moore St.)
If you would like to become involved in this effort, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.