Free compostable containers and gloves for restaurants

Series: Coronavirus | Story 317

Last updated 12/3/2020 at 12:08pm

With more restaurants turning to take-out as the only means of financial survival during COVID-19 restrictions, they are using more compostable to-go containers and gloves, which can be costly.

Using Federal CARES Act funds, the city of Edmonds has been able to buy various-sized compostable containers and boxes of gloves to distribute to restaurants. These compostable containers are fully approved by Cedar Grove Composting for acceptance at their facility.

“We heard from the restaurant community, which has been among the most impacted by the COVID restrictions, about the challenges of only offering takeout at this time,” said Mayor Nelson.

“This is one way we can help ease the financial strain, promote take out dining from our restaurants, and help meet our environmental goals of encouraging compostable waste.”

Edmonds will distribute up to 7,350 compostable to-go containers and over 12,000 gloves in prepackaged bundles at the first of two drive-up events.

The first is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Public Works Building north parking lot at 7110 210th St. SW.

A second distribution event, with an even greater number of items, is Dec. 21.

Two selections of packages are available:

The first has two bags of 9-by9 food containers for a total of 100 containers; two bags of 6-by-6 containers for a total of 150 containers; and four boxes of gloves for a total of 200 pairs.

The second has three bags of 9-by-9 containers for a total of 150 containers, and four boxes of gloves for a total of 200 pairs.

Register in advance by contacting Megan Luttrell at [email protected] by noon Friday, Dec. 4.


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