Ban on polystyrene food containers, requirement that all takeout food packaging be recyclable or compostable. Effective June 15, 2017.
Details of regulation: Food providers shall not provide prepared food in any disposable food service ware that contains or utilizes polystyrene foam. All disposable food service ware used by food providers shall be reusable and/or recyclable and compostable. Disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam is prohibited from use in all City facilities. City contractors in the performance of City contracts and special events promoters may not provide prepared food in disposable food service ware that
Ordinance: Ord. 2501 – An Ordinance Adding Article 32.06 to the City of Davis Municipal Code to Eliminate the Distribution of Non-Compostable and Non-Recyclable Disposable Food Serving Ware.
Details of regulation: Restaurants shall ask each Dine-In Customer if the customer wants a Single-Use Beverage Straw before providing a Single Use Beverage Straw to the customer. Fast Food Service and Take-Out Food Orders are exempt from this ordinance.
Ordinance: Ord. 2502 – An Ordinance Adding Article 17.03 to The City of Davis Municipal Code to Enact Procedures and Prohibitions Regarding the Distribution of Beverage Straws to Reduce Waste And Setting Forth The Penalties For Violation.