Planet Alameda ::: Your Island City's Environmental Resource Guide for a Healthy Planet

Your take-out has a new makeover! To help us reuse resources, the City of Alameda took a bold step by prohibiting the use of polystyrene foam, Styrofoam disposal food service ware. Effective July 1, 2008, food vendors and restaurants in the City of Alameda must use compostable or recyclable to-go containers.

Food Service WareRule

Information for Residents:

Listed below is what residents should know about food service containers.

What Goes in My Carts?
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Information for Restaurants:

We're here to help you comply with the new city ordinance.

Styrofoam™ Ordinance
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Alternatives to Styrofoam™
List of Distributors


California Integrated Waste Management Board: Compostable Products

Questions? Call the City of Alameda Public Works Department at (510) 747-7930

Last updated: June 16, 2011
Public Works Department,
(510) 747-7930

Green Foodware Packaging