Attention Walmart customers. Say goodbye to brown bags.

First, it was plastic. Now it's paper. Walmart has removed all bags from New York stores.

Plastic bags are long gone in New York after legislation was signed in 2019 banning single-use plastic bags in the state. Now paper bags have followed suit, at least at all  Walmart stores.

Walmart Goes Bagless

Many stores have been charging a small fee for the use of paper bags after the plastic bag ban went into effect. Or you could use recyclable ones. Today, brown bags are no more.

Paper bags were eliminated at several Central New York stores in September. But today ALL Walmart locations in New York are officially bagless.

Remember Your Bags

If you're a Walmart shopper you'd better start remembering to not only bring your reusable bags from home but actually take them out of the car when you shop. Otherwise, you'll be forced to buy more. That, or take everything out to the vehicle in a cart and carry it into the house one item at a time. And who's got time for that?

You could also order everything you need online at and either schedule a curbside pickup or have it delivered right to your door.

12 Things You Should NEVER Recycle

While many people already know that recycling is good for the environment, they may actually be putting the wrong things in their recycling bins. Here are 12 items that most people think are recycled, but are usually just discarded into the trash at the transfer station.