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On December 22, 2022, The City of Half Moon Bay updated it's Disposable Foodware Ordinance that repeals and replaces the existing Styrofoam ban (Chapter 7.30) with an ordinance that mirrors the County of San Mateo’s Disposable Food Service Ware Ordinance.
This Ordinance aims to regulate and reduce the amount of disposable foodware that is used and distributed in Half Moon Bay and to encourage the use of reusable alternatives.
The objectives of the Ordinance are to:
Key elements of the Ordinance include requiring:
Half Moon Bay's Ordinance differs from the County's model ordinance in the following ways:
Free technical assistance is available for businesses that need assistance with compliance. Technical assistance is available by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (888-442-2666).
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Half Moon Bay Municipal Code 7.30 Disposable Foodware