Local Ordinance Database

LEGISLATION TRACKING BY JURISDICTION

Whether an independent grocer or large chain operator, running a business across multiple cities or counties requires grocery retailers to navigate a fragmented web of policies. To help our members navigate this issue and have a better picture of the requirements to open a prospective business in a new territory, CGA has created a database of local ordinances that is searchable by policy, locality and keyword.

West Hollywood Regulation of Food Packaging

Polystyrene ban for restaurants and food vendors. Municipal Code: Title 15 – Environmental Protection, Pollution and Solid Waste. Article 3- Environment. Chapter 15.60 – Regulation of Food Packaging. Section 15.60.020 – Food Packaging Prohibitions…

Watsonville Environmentally Acceptable Packaging

Expanded polystyrene ban, requirement that all takeout food packaging be recyclable or compostable. Title 6, Chapter 6 of Municipal Code. First adopted in 2009. Amended in 2014 to include a ban on retail sales of eps products. Details of regulation:…

Walnut Creek Disposable Food Service Ware

Details of regulation: No food vendor shall sell or otherwise provide prepared food in polystyrene-based disposable food service ware. All City facilities, City-sponsored events, and City permitted events are prohibited from using polystyrene-based disposable…

Union City Food Ware Ordinance

Ban on polystyrene disposable food ware and requires all disposable food ware to be recyclable or compostable. Effective January 1, 2017. Details of regulation: Food providers are prohibited from providing prepared food to customers in disposable…

Ukiah Disposable Food Ware

Eps foodware ban adopted in November of 2014. Effective March 1, 2015. Details of regulation: Retail food establishments and food providers may not sell, hand out, give away, distribute, or otherwise make available for public or customer use prepared…

Sunnyvale Environmentally Acceptable Food Containers

Expanded polystyrene container ban in restaurants (effective Earth Day 2014) and ban on eps food packaging products for retail sale (effective Earth Day 2015). Details of regulation: Food providers shall not dispense prepared food to a customer in…

South San Francisco Green Food Packaging

Details of regulation: Food vendors are prohibited from dispensing prepared food to customers in disposable food service ware made from polystyrene. All city facilities, city-sponsored events, and city permitted events are prohibited from using disposable…

South Pasadena Polystyrene Food Service Ware

In November 2016, City Council banned all disposable food service ware made from Expanded Polystyrene for all food providers, retail sales and city facilities.  Effective November 16, 2017. Details of regulation: No restaurant, retail vendor, food…