Foam Food Containers

Help for Shoppers and Retailers

If you are a shopper or have your own restaurant in the County of Mendocino or the Cities of Fort Bragg or Ukiah, you may have questions about the ordinance or whether a store is in compliance. We’d like to help you understand the changes and get the assistance you need. Please call 707-468-9710 or email us at

If you own a restaurant you can prepare for the ordinances by buying containers ahead of time. Use the alternative to foam price & locator sheet.

The Ordinances

  1. Starting March 1, 2015 in the County of Mendocino and in the Cities of Ukiah and Fort Bragg, restaurants and food vendors can no longer use expanded polystyrene food ware. Expanded polystyrene is commonly known as Styrofoamâ„¢.
  2. Restaurants may apply for a hardship exemption. Please call our office at 468-9710 to see if you qualify.
  3. Here is the flyer regarding the ordinance.
  4. The ordinances for the cities are listed here: