Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging -"To-Go" Food Service Ware
- All food service providers within the City of Santa Cruz utilizing disposable food service ware including beverage lids and cutlery shall use biodegradable or compostable or products that are accepted in the City of Santa Cruz recycling program.
- Polystyrene expanded plastic foam and non-recyclable rigid polystyrene (#6 PS) food containers are prohibited
- Straws, lids, cutlery, and to-go condiment packages upon request of the customer.
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Changes effective September 8th, 2020
Packing Peanuts: Polystyrene packing peanuts are not accepted for recycling and should be contained in a bag and placed in the trash. Note: The UPS stores no longer accept any type of packing peanuts from the public for reuse. The company made an environmental decision to discontinue the use on packing peanuts at all locations throughout the U.S. They do accept bubble wrap and other packing material.
For more information please contact:
Waste Reduction Program Manager
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, California 95060