RECYCLING: We have switched from disposable kitchenware to compostable kitchenware. Are we still required to buy permanent kitchenware?

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Yes, businesses must use permanent (or durable) kitchenware, including plates, cups, and cutlery. Disposable kitchenware is accepted in limited cases, for example restaurant to-go containers, or for special events (although durables are still preferred). All disposables must be either compostable or recyclable in San Francisco's composting and recycling program.


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