Is Price Chopper charging to use their bags in central New York? Not ALL stores are, but it could be coming after two locations started placing a few on plastic bags, one in upstate New York.

The Price Chopper store in Lake Placid is now charging to bag your groceries with their bags, according to Tthe Watertown Daily TimesBut before you flip out, the fee is quite minimal (only 5 cents per bag, both paper and plastic) and if you happen to bring  your own reusable bags, they'll actually PAY YOU 3 cents per bag as a thank you for going the extra mile.

The grocery store chain wants to focus on alternatives to plastic according to a Price Chopper's spokesperson.

“Our focus is to find and support the most effective way forward to diminish our reliance on disposable plastics, paper and plastic (bags), and encourage the use of long-term, heavy-duty alternatives”

We placed a call to several central New York Price Chopper stores and they all confirmed, as of right now they don't charge for the use of their bags and were unaware of any plans to do so. They added that normally when corporate rolls out a change, it happens across the board so this is somewhat unprecedented and looks like an experiment more than a change in policy.

Read more at the Watertown Daily Times.