Styrofoam™ Food Container Ban

The City of Alameda has taken a bold stand to reduce the amount of trash going to area landfills.

Since July 1, 2008, Styrofoam™ disposable food service containers have been banned from the city.
Now, food vendors and restaurants in the City of Alameda are required to use compostable or recyclable to-go containers.


Click to learn what to do with food service containers.


Download a copy of the Styrofoam™ Ordinance.
Click for a list of vendors selling Alternatives to Styrofoam™

Please note: Bio-plastics such as spudware, PLA and other corn-based plastics are NOT compostable in Alameda's organics program.


Compostable = paper, cardboard, Bagasse (sugar cane fiber)
Recyclable = aluminum and plastics 1-7