City Waste Initiatives
We are taking steps to reduce, reuse, and recycle the waste that we create. To that end, Walnut Creek has voted to eliminate litter from plastic bags and polystyrene (Styrofoam) with the following ordinances:
Walnut Creek's Polystyrene Ordinance was approved on May 20, 2014. The new law takes aim at a pervasive and persistent type of litter by restricting the distribution of food containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoam. The ordinance took effect on December 18, 2014, for all food vendors in Walnut Creek (which includes restaurants, cafes, delicatessens, and food trucks). Learn more about the ordinance.