To all Lincoln City business owners:
Ban on Plastic Foam Food Containers Goes into Effect in Mid-April This Year (But there’s an extension)
On April 13th of LAST YEAR, Lincoln City’s City Council adopted ordinance 2020‐09 declaring foam polystyrene (Styrofoam) plastic food and other containers a public nuisance. Due to the COVID‐19 pandemic, however, the effective date of the ordinance was delayed by a year. This was done to give restaurants time to shift to more environmentally suitable containers.
We are approaching the end of the one‐year postponement. The OFFICIAL ban on foam polystyrene containers goes into effect on April 13th, 2021. HOWEVER, In order to give businesses additional time to use up existing foam container stock, the enforcement ban will be delayed by an additional 90 days. So, after July 13th, 2021, the ban on foam polystyrene food containers will be 100% enforced. Violations will involve Class C misdemeanors and will include fines.
Thank You for Your Help. In case you didn’t know, Styrofoam is a major source of ocean pollution. It breaks down into microplastic pieces that literally take thousands of years to fully decompose. Therefore, your assistance in helping to remove this source of pollution from Lincoln City is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for making Lincoln City cleaner, greener and safer for everyone.
Ronald F. Chandler, City Manager