AB 1276

Assembly Bill 1276 regulates the distribution of single-use foodware and condiments to consumers

The State has recognized that littered plastic products cause environmental harm requiring significant cleanup costs. In response to this problem, State legislature passed Assembly Bill 1884 in 2018, prohibiting full-service restaurants from distributing single-use straws to consumers without first being requested.

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into Law, AB 1276 which expands AB 1886 by prohibiting food facilities from providing single-use foodware and condiments without first being requested by a consumer.

More information on AB 1276 can be found on the California Legislative Information website.

The following single-use items are regulated under AB 1276

Single-Use Foodware  Accessories                                            
Single-use Condiments
UtensilsCondiment Cups
ChopsticksCondiment Packets
Splash SticksSauces
Cocktail SticksHot Sauce





Salt & Pepper

Soy Sauce


Sugar Substitutes

Signal Hill Compliance

On June 28, 2022, Council held a public hearing (PDF) to introduce an ordinance adding Chapter 8.14 to the Signal Hill Municipal Code, relating to Single-Use Foodware Accessories and Condiments.

On July 12, 2022 the Single-Use Foodware Ordinance was adopted.

To report violations, residents may use the Service Request Portal, located on the main page of the City Website. 

For questions, call Public Works at 562-989-7351