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.

Calabasas Food Packaging

Expanded polystyrene ban, requirement that all takeout food packaging be recyclable or compostable. Details of regulation: Prohibits any person operating or managing a retail food establishment or a nonprofit food provider located in the city from…

Burlingame

The City of Burlingame passed an ordinance referencing San Mateo County's ordinance on May 16, 2011. Details of regulation: Prohibits food vendors from using polystyrene-based disposable food service ware when providing prepared food. Exemptions…

Brisbane Polystyrene Food Service Ware Ban

Details of regulation: Prohibits food vendors from using polystyrene-based disposable food service ware when providing prepared food. Exemptions include prepackaged food and polystyrene coolers and ice chests intended for reuse. Ordinances: 590…

Berkeley Polystyrene Foam, Degradable, And Recyclable Food Packaging

Expanded polystyrene ban, requirement that 50% of takeout food packaging be recyclable or compostable. Title 11.58 and 11.60 of Municipal Code. Details of regulation:  Prohibits restaurants from providing prepared food to its customers in any polystyrene…

Belmont Polystyrene Disposable Food Service Ware By Food Vendors

Expanded polystyrene ban (San Mateo County ordinance), adopted by reference and effective October 2012. Details of regulation: Prohibits food vendors from using polystyrene-based disposable food service ware when providing prepared food. Exemptions…

Avalon Polystyrene Products For Prepared Food Service Ware

Ban on the distribution of expanded polystyrene food containers for prepared foods. Effective July 20th, 2017. Details of regulation: Food providers that distribute prepared food in disposable food service ware shall only distribute disposables that…

Arroyo Grande Expanded Polystyrene Food Containers And Products

Expanded polystyrene ban for both distribution and sale, with a requirement that all disposable food containers be biodegradable, compostable or recyclable. Effective August 9, 2016. Details of regulation: Prohibits food providers within the City of…

Arcata Use Of Eexpanded Polystyrene Disposable Food Service Ware

Ban of distribution and sale of polystyrene food packaging products. Effective 10/1/15. Details of regulation: Prohibits food vendors, food providers, food service establishments, restaurants, and retail stores from providing prepared food to customers…