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Resources for Residents

The Expanded Polystyrene ordinance prevents litter, reduces waste, and improves the health of our city. As a resident, there are many things you can do to reduce waste and keep Long Beach litter free.

Tips to be a Foam Free Resident:

  • Eat at FoamFree Restaurants that have opted in early to the new ordinance


  • Avoid food waste and single-use packaging by:
    •  Sharing plates with a friend
    • Order only what you can eat
  • Bring Your Own:
    Check out our new Choose to Reuse Campaign and learn more about what you can do to help the City reduce waste by bringing your own to-go containers. Find out more about the events we will be at, prizes you can win, and reasons to bring your own.