Los Altos Polystyrene Foam Disposable Food Containers

Starting July 4, 2014, the distribution and sale of eps foam food containers and ice chests is prohibited.

Details of regulation: A food provider shall not dispense prepared food to a customer in a polystyrene foam food container. Polystyrene foam food containers and polystyrene foam service ware shall not be sold or provided by any vendor in the City of Los Altos. Exemptions include raw eggs and raw, butchered meat, fish, or poultry that is sold from a butcher case or similar retail appliance and undue hardship.


  1.  No. 2014-397 – An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Los Altos Adding Chapter 6.44 to the Los Altos Municipal Code to Prohibit the Use of Polystyrene Foam Disposable Food Service Container-Ware by Food Providers.

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