The City of Santa Rosa’s Zero Waste Food Ware Ordinance is effective January 1, 2022
The Ordinance regulates the use of disposable food service ware and bans the sale and use of polystyrene (plastic foam) and Fluorinated (PFAS) products which contribute to street litter, marine pollution, harm to wildlife, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste sent to the landfill. For more information regarding the City of Santa Rosa's Zero Waste Food Ware Program, please visit

Waivers for Non-Emergency Circumstances may be granted for a specified term of up to one (1) year. During the waiver term, the Food Facility shall make diligent efforts to become compliant.

If you would like to apply for an exemption for this Ordinance, please fill out the form below.

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