Single-use Items


Single-use items are things you use once and throw away. These can include disposable coffee cups, takeout containers, stir-sticks and utensils.

The City collected feedback between October 20 to November 22, 2021 from residents and businesses on a Consultation Paper proposing new actions to reduce single-use item waste.

To reduce single-use item waste and encourage the regular use of reusable products, the City is developing a bylaw to include the following regulations:

  • Requiring food ware accessories such as utensils, stir sticks and straws to be distributed by request
  • Requiring that businesses use only reusable products for dine-in services
  • Mandatory fee of $0.25 on disposable cups and containers

If you are a business in Victoria and would like to provide feedback on these policies and were unable to attend our engagement sessions in June, we encourage you to provide written feedback to 

Business Resources: 

Sustainable Takeout:

Checkout Bag Bylaw: