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Styrofoam Take-Out Boxes
Put in the gray landfill cart.
Food Vendors are prohibited from utilizing Styrofoam take-out boxes in Berkeley. You may report vendors using Styrofoam by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling City of Berkeley Environmental Health at 510-981-5310.
Opt for a reusable container instead, e.g. metal, glass, or reusable plastic, and carry them with you.
Styrofoam is not compostable or recyclable. Styrene, a component of polystyrene, is a harmful chemical that is classified as a carcinogen and can leech into food and drink.
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