Polystyrene Takeout Container Ban

Colorado is taking a significant step towards a sustainable future by actively reducing plastic pollution with a polystyrene ban. Embrace eco-friendly alternatives and support our community's commitment to environmental sustainability.

Polystyrene Ban Overview

As of January 1, 2024, the Town of Avon, under Ordinance 21-05, will enforce a polystyrene ban aimed at reducing plastic pollution. The ban prohibits the distribution of polystyrene food containers (including hinged food containers, plates, bowls, cups and trays) within our community.


Packaging of drugs, medical devices or dietary supplements regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as polystyrene products distributions by schools are exempt from the ban as outlined in Ordinance 21-05.

Compliance Guidelines

We urge all businesses and residents to proactively transition away from polystyrene containers before the implementation date. Ensure your compliance with this ordinance to contribute to a healthier, cleaner environment for our community.

Learn about the Alternatives

This Guide to Sustainable Serviceware for Restaurants and Food Prep Businesses will help you choose sustainable options for your customers and many options will actually help your business save money.

For more detailed information on the polystyrene ban, exemptions, and compliance requirements, please refer to Ordinance 21-05 or contact Sustainability Coordinator, Charlotte Lin (clin@avon.org).