Are you "Good-To-Go?"
The new Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging Ordinance requires that food providers within the City of Santa Cruz may not provide "to-go" food in any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam (Styrofoam).
There are no exemptions allowing the use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) food service ware. All food providers within the City of Santa Cruz utilizing disposable food service ware shall use biodegradable, compostable or recyclable products.
Until such time that the City of Santa Cruz provides food providers with a municipal food scrap collection program, a blanket exemption is hereby granted allowing the use of plastic cutlery and lids.
For more information please contact:
Administrative Analyst for Waste Reduction
Public Works Department
809 Center Street, Room 201
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Fax: (831) 420-5161