North Brooklyn Bag Swap 2022

In 2020, we ran a reusable bag drive and in 2022 we are doing it again! Throughout the month of June, we are partnering with local institutions and businesses to collect your new or gently used (and clean!) reusable bags. In 2020, we redistributed bags to local senior centers, food banks, libraries, NYCHA community centers, and confused shoppers who were unprepared for the plastic bag ban and we plan a similar distribution in 2022.

Since March of 2020, plastic bags have been banned at most establishments, though exceptions do exist. These exceptions include the use of plastic bags for wrapping uncooked meat, seafood, or poultry, used for takeout or food delivery, bags for laundry (such as dry cleaning), prescription drugs, among other exemptions. If you see an establishment that you think may not be following the law, you can report them here.

The public is welcome to drop by any of the locations below to donate during the month of June.

Crest Hardware – 558 Metropolitan Ave (between Union Ave. & Lorimer St.).
Dandelion Wine153 Franklin Street (between India & Java Sts.)
Dandy Wine & Spirits37 S. 4th Street (between Kent & Wythe Aves.)
Grand Street BID246 Graham Avenue (between Maujer & Ten Eyck Sts.)
Greenpoint Library 107 Norman Ave (between Leonard & Eckford Sts.)

If you would like to become involved in this effort, please contact

For information about the 2020 bag drive, we have a short writeup of what we did and a few Instagram posts of the results hereherehere, and here.

This drive is made possible through the generous support of Waste Management.