County Issues Reminder: Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Remains in Effect
As an early response to the pandemic, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, former Mayor Harry Kim suspended the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags under his third Supplementary Emergency Proclamation. The suspension was effective for 60 days, until May 30.
As of June 1, the County of Hawai‘i Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bag Ban was no longer suspended and currently remains in effect.
Businesses are prohibited from providing single-use plastic checkout bags to their customers for the purpose of transporting groceries or other goods.
A copy of the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance Administrative Rules and County Code (Chapter 20) can be found online. With any questions, call 808-961-8554.