Single Use Foodware Regulations

The Town has approved a Single Use Foodware Ordinance. The Town’s Sustainability Commission developed the ordinance to reduce waste and protect the environment in response to troubling global levels of plastic pollution. The ordinance furthers the Town Council’s goal to be Zero Waste by 2025. 

Single Use Foodware Ordinance

List of Approved Products (updated)

single use plastic food serveware

The adopted ordinance:

  • Requires food vendors to use reusable foodware and not disposables.
  • Allows use of non-compostable products when compostable products are not available (except Styrofoam)
  • Requires food vendors to provide 3-part waste bins (compost/recycling/landfill), except full service restaurants
  • Requires food vendors, except full service restaurants and private schools, to charge 25 cents for disposable cups (food vendor retains the charge)
  • Provides for a warning and then fines for violations after 12/31/19

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