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 have been presented the ordinance in 2019, and are expected to adopt the ordinance in early 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
Cloverdale1st hearing expected in Jan. 2020
Cotati1st hearing expected in Jan. 2020
HealdsburgAdopted Dec. 16, 2019
PetalumaAdopted a modified version on Oct 21, 2019
Rohnert Park
Santa RosaPresentation expected Feb. 2020
SebastopolAdopted March 19, 2019; Effective Nov. 25, 2019
SonomaPresentation expected Jan. 2020
WindsorCouncil will vote on Feb. 5, 2020
County of SonomaPresentation expected Feb. 2020