Expanded polystyrene ban. Title 10, Chapter 10.42 of Municipal Code. Effective November 2010.
Details of regulation: The Board of Supervisors on April 13, 2010 passed Ordinance 5156. The regulations apply in the unincorporated area of the County of Monterey.
Ordinance 5156: Food providers shall not dispense prepared food in any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam or otherwise sell, hand out, give away, distribute or otherwise make available for public or customer use any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam, unless exempted by this Chapter.
To allow food providers an opportunity to use remaining stocks of food packaging, food providers shall have one hundred eighty (180) days from the effective date to comply with the regulations of this Chapter. During the 180-day period, it shall be the policy of the County to encourage voluntary adherence to the requirements of this Chapter. After one hundred eighty (180) days from the effective date, food providers shall be subject to and shall comply with the regulations of this Chapter.