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Material Requirements, Opportunities for Food Service Ware

This information session was co-hosted by the District’s Department of Energy and Environment and detailed current and impending packaging laws and regulations and best practices for reducing food and alcohol service waste.


  • Prohibited materials such as polystyrene and plastic straws 
  • Plastic bag fees and exemptions 
  • Accessory disposable food service items, such as utensils and napkins, that may only be provided upon request
  • Special event and festival requirements
  • Recycling mandates and opportunities 
  • Reuse requirements including for the new Commercial Lifestyle License  
  • Eco-friendlier packaging alternatives  
  • Inspections and penalties  


  • Sarah Fashbaugh, Community Resource Officer, Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration 
  • Kyaira Ware, Environmental Protection Specialist, Department of Energy and Environment 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Community Resource Officer Sarah Fashbaugh.

A recording of this training can be found here.