Timeline to Comply with Ordinance
|June 3, 2018- The EPS Ordinance was signed and took effect over 3 phases to give businesses adequate time to transition to new, more sustainable materials
|Phase 1: September 3, 2018
|Phase 2: March 3, 2019
Phase 3: December 3, 2019
*This phase also prohibits retail sales of polystyrene ice chests, polystyrene bean bags, and crafts and includes that utensils and straws are given only upon request for take away items.
|February 2020 - City Council votes to amend the Ordinance.
March 28, 2020
October 1, 2020
Compliant Product Guide
View our Compliant Product Guide for a full printable list of acceptable and prohibited materials.
Where to buy acceptable packaging
Work with your Current Vendor
Work with your current packaging vendor using the Compliant Product Guide above. Most suppliers have recyclable or compostable alternatives.
Business Co-Op Purchasing
There is a grassroots initiative developed by residents and businesses in Los Altos, CA to promote a Business Co-Op that allows members to receive a 25% discount off retail price of all World Centric compostable products. The co-op is free and open to all restaurants, businesses, food service supplies, organizations or individual in any city or location. More information can be found here.
Other Purchasing Options:
For a comprehensive list of supply companies, including local California suppliers, check out this distributor list from the city of Santa Monica.