Truckee Food Packaging

“Disposable cup” means a beverage cup designed for single use to serve beverages, such as water, cold drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic beverages provided to the customer which does not meet the definition of “reusable foodware” set forth herein.
“Reusable foodware” means all foodware, including plates, bowls, cups, trays, glasses, straws, stirrers, condiment cups and utensils, that is manufactured of durable materials and that is specifically designed and manufactured to be washed and sanitized and to be used repeatedly over an extended period of time, and is safe for washing and sanitizing according to applicable regulations.
“Single-use foodware accessory” means single-use items provided along with ready-toeat food, including without limitation napkins, forks, knives, spoons, sporks, chopsticks, condiment cups and packets, straws, stirrers, splash sticks, cocktail sticks, cup sleeves, and cup lids.

Prohibits no restaurant, retail store, food vendor, or other business or person shall sell, distribute, or provide to customers expanded polystyrene, including without limitation by selling food which is packaged partially or entirely in expanded polystyrene, nor shall any business purchase, obtain, keep, or otherwise use in its business any expanded polystyrene product (effective 4/1/23).

Allows for expanded polystyrene products which are wholly encapsulated or encased within a more durable material, such as coolers or ice chests which encase expanded polystyrene in rigid plastic; or (ii) the sale of food packaged outside Truckee, provided that this exception shall not apply to egg cartons and trays for meat, fish, and fruit or vegetables sold in grocery stores.;
Reusable foodware for all prepared food served for consumption on the premises of a prepared food vendor (effective 1/1/24);
Customers may provide their own reusable foodware for beverage and food service;
Single-use plastic foodware and condiment containers only upon request.

Effective January 1, 2024, all restaurants or other prepared food vendors shall charge customers twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each disposable cup and disposable takeout container provided.

Ordinance here. Effective 12/7/2022.