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Sonoma County Jurisdictions are Taking Steps to Ban Styrofoam and Disposable Food Ware

Sebastopol leads the way for Sonoma County Cities and Towns to adopt a Disposable Food Service Ware and Polystyrene Foam Ban

The Disposable Food Service Ware and Polystyrene Foam Model Ordinance was developed by Zero Waste Sonoma staff in 2018. City Councils from many jurisdictions were presented the ordinance in 2019 and early 2020, and are expected to adopt the ordinance in the first half of 2020. The remainder of 2020 will be a grace period for restaurants and retailers to sell or use their existing stock of disposable food service and polystyrene foam products. Enforcement will begin in January 2021.

More information and details about the ordinance can be found on this webpage.


Ordinance Update
CloverdaleAdopted February 12, 2020
Cotati2nd hearing expected April 2020
HealdsburgAdopted December 16, 2019
PetalumaAdopted Polystyrene Foam ban in November, 2019; Presentation of the Disposable Food Service Ware portion of the ordinance expected in April/May 2020
Rohnert ParkPresentation expected April 2020
Santa RosaPresentation to Climate Action Committee expected Summer 2020
SebastopolAdopted March 19, 2019; Effective November 25, 2019
SonomaPresentation January 13; 1st hearing April 20, 2020
WindsorAdopted February 5, 2020
County of SonomaPresentation expected May 2020