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Posted on: July 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Reusable Foodware Ordinance Discussion with the Town Council - 7/18

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On February 21, 2023, the Corte Madera Town Council received a presentation (video here) on the County of Marin’s model Reusable Foodware Ordinance, which requires that all food facility vendors use reusable foodware for dine-in operations and compostable foodware for take-out services. Following discussion, Council directed staff to continue research and outreach, and return to Council at a later date with policy and implementation options to consider based on the comments and feedback provided during discussion.

The Town Council is scheduled to discuss options for a possible Reusable Foodware Ordinance, or modified ordinance, at its Tuesday, July 18, 2023 meeting, which will begin at 6:30pm in the Town Council Chambers located at 240 Tamal Vista Blvd., Suite 108, Corte Madera.

After receiving an update from staff, the Town Council may consider placing a Town reusable foodware ordinance on a future agenda for possible introduction. Options that the Council will consider include: (1) Follow state law only and encourage education and compliance without adoption of Town ordinance; (2) Adopt County model ordinance and contract with County Environmental Health Services to enforce both State law and Town/County ordinance; and (3) Modify County model ordinance to reflect commentary received from businesses and Town Council at the February 21 meeting.

How to participate in the July 18th meeting and ask questions or provide public comment:

  • The agenda and staff report are available on the Town’s website the Agenda Center on the Town’s website.
  • In person: Attend the meeting in person at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 18th, in the Corte Madera Town Council Chambers located at 240 Tamal Vista Blvd., Suite 108
  • Remote, via Zoom: The Town Council meetings are hybrid and remote participation is available via Zoom. The link is available on all Town Council agendas, and detailed instructions are available here:
  • We also welcome submittal of public comments and questions via email to, either before or during the meeting.

 For more information regarding this item, please contact Rebecca Vaughn, Assistant Town Manager, at 415-927-5085 or

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