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.

Aliso Viejo Prohibiting The Use Of Expanded Polystyrene Food Service Products

Government facility expanded polystyrene ban. Ordinance #2004-060. Details of regulation: Prohibits the City of Aliso Viejo from purchasing, acquiring, distributing, or using food service products produced with polystyrene. Additionally, the usage…

Albany Use Of Polystyrene Foam

Expanded polystyrene ban, requirement that all takeout food packaging be compostable or recyclable. Details of regulation: Prohibited food vendors from providing prepared food to customers in disposable food service ware that uses polystyrene foam,…

City of Alameda Disposable Food Service Ware

Expanded polystyrene ban, requirement that all takeout food packaging be compostable. Details of regulation: Prohibited food vendors from providing prepared food to customers in disposable food service ware that uses polystyrene foam, all city facilities…

Los Angeles County Polystyrene Ban

Details of regulation: On and after July 1, 1989, it is unlawful to manufacture, sell or distribute to any person in this City any product made of, or with, polystyrene plastic unless the product is made using a blowing agent compound and meets certain…

Ventura County Expandable Polystyrene Food Containers

Government facility expanded polystyrene ban. Details of regulation: Ventura County first passed a County Resolution on October 12, 2004 prohibiting the use of Polystyrene products at all Harbor, Park, and County Government Center facilities. The Resolution…

Sonoma County Polystyrene Ban

Government facility expanded polystyrene ban. Title 19, Section 19-6.1 of Municipal Code. Details of regulation: Sonoma County banned the use of food packaging containing polystyrene on all County Premises. Read more.

Santa Cruz County

Expanded polystyrene ban, the requirement that all takeout food packaging be recyclable or compostable. Title 5, Section 46 of Municipal Code. The ban was expanded to prohibit the sale of all expanded polystyrene products in stores on April 17, 2012. Details…

Santa Clara County Expanded Polystyrene Restriction

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an eps takeout container ban for unincorporated county on June 5, 2012. Details of regulation:  The Board of Supervisors in 2012 passed ordinance 5122 to require restaurants, markets and convenience…