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Submit a Foam Ban, Plastic Straw Ban, or Food Service Ware Requirement Tip

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Use this form to submit a tip if you observe a District business or organization in violation of one of the following policies:

Food Service Ware Requirements – Use of:

  • Foam for food service ware (cups, plates, bowls, take-out containers, etc.)
  • Single-use plastic straws and/or stirrers (with an exception for plastic straws requested for medical need)
  • Mixed material items like paper bags with plastic windows and paper-lined foil sandwich wraps

Retail Foam Ban (NEW Starting January 1, 2021) – Sale of:

  • Foam food service ware (cups, plates, bowls, clamshells, etc.)
  • Foam storage containers (ice chests, coolers, etc.)
  • Foam packing materials (packing peanuts)








Foam or Other Non-Compliant Food Service Product Observed:



Please be aware: many businesses use compliant, plant-based plastic (PLA) compostable straws that often look or feel like regular plastic. Before submitting a tip, check if the straw in question is labeled as "compostable" or includes similar language that may identify the straw as a compliant product, in which case a tip is not necessary.

Please note: Your name and contact information is not required in order to submit a tip. Feel free to leave a tip while remaining anonymous.