Polystyrene Ban

A citywide ban on foam polystyrene containers will go into effect on April 13, 2021, making way for the use of more environmentally-friendly products.

On April 13th, 2020, Lincoln City’s City Council adopted ordinance 2020-09 declaring foam polystyrene (Styrofoam) plastic food and other containers a public nuisance. The use of these containers has been prohibited.

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 environmentally friendly containers.

We are approaching the end of the one-year postponement. The ban on foam polystyrene containers goes into effect on April 13th, 2021.

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