During their Oct. 25 meeting, the Concord City Council voted to introduce an ordinance requiring retail food operations to only offer disposable foodware accessories (utensils & condiments) upon customer request, in compliance with the state law AB 1276, which came into effect earlier this year.
The goal of the law and local ordinance is to reduce plastic and garbage in our local streets, waterways and landfill. This will also help businesses save money by giving out less free inventory.
Restaurants may still use dispensers of unwrapped single-use foodware accessories that are self-serve, standard condiments that are self-serve, and bulk dispensed condiments.
Concord's new ordinance will take effect on Dec. 8, 2022.
Learn more about this law and download our fact sheet.