Styrofoam ban in effect in South Lake Tahoe

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A Styrofoam ban is in effect in South Lake Tahoe starting toady, October 3.

The City Council have approved the ordinance back in April to regulate the use and sale of expanded polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam, food containers and products within city limits.

According to the city of South Lake Tahoe, the ordinance also includes that food providers (restaurants and carry out providers) shall not provide plastic cutlery, plastic beverage straws, or plastic stirrers expect upon request.

Warnings will be given through April 3, 2019 and citations may be issued thereafter.

A violation of the ordinance by a food provider or vendor is subject to the following administrative fines:

1. A fine not exceeding $100.00 for a first violation.

2. A fine not exceeding $200.00 for a second violation of this chapter within one year.

3. A fine not exceeding $500.00 for each additional violation of this chapter within one year.

For more information about the ban you can visit cityofslt.us.

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