Are there waivers available?

The City Manager may waive provisions of the ordinance in the following circumstances:

  • If no reasonably feasible alternative exists for a specific product or product category
  • If a business demonstrates compliance is unreasonably financially prohibitive
  • If strict application of the specific application would create undue hardship not generally applicable to other persons in similar circumstances

Requests for waivers must be submitted on a written application on a form approved by the City Manager. In no case shall a waiver be retroactive or continue past January 1, 2020.

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1. When does the Polystyrene Foam Ban go into effect?
2. What businesses does the ordinance apply to in Malibu?
3. What are the requirements of this ordinance?
4. What is polystyrene foam?
5. What products are acceptable alternatives to polystyrene foam?
6. What is the purpose of the ban?
7. Isn’t polystyrene foam already banned in Malibu?
8. How is this ordinance different from the 2005 ordinance?
9. Who is responsible for enforcement?
10. Are there waivers available?
11. Is polystyrene foam recyclable in Malibu?