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The new sustainability packaging ordinance requiring food service providers to start full compliance by January 2021 has been extended due to the pandemic.
DEADLINE FOR CITY ORDINANCE REQUIRING DISPOSABLE PLATES/CUPS/UTENSILS TO BE COMPOSTABLES EXTENDED
The new sustainability packaging ordinance (Municipal Code Section 6-6.100) that was approved by City Council in 2019 originally required food service providers to start full compliance by January 2021. This would mean that, among other requirements, businesses that offer or sell food and beverages are required to use only BPI-certified compostable food-service products ( disposable containers, cups, utensils, etc.) for both take-out and dine-in. However, due to the pandemic, a few schedule adjustments have been made to help your business be in compliance:
Voluntary compliance by July 1st, 2021. If your business is already using compostables or switches to certified compostables by then, you will be featured in all of our communications platforms for two weeks t increase your business promotion.
Mandatory compliance by January 1st, 2022: