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Reusable Foodware Mini-Grants

Up to $2,500 for Alameda County Food Businesses

Does your business currently use disposable plates, cups, utensils and other food service items for on-site dining and/or take-out?

For a limited time, StopWaste is offering up to $2,500* and free, hands-on technical support from our nonprofit partner, ReThink Disposable, to set you up with reusable foodware.

Why Reusable Foodware?

  • It’s Safe
    Reusable plates, cups, utensils, and other food service items are approved for use by the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health. Learn more.
  • Saves Money
    Businesses that have switched to reusable foodware save $3,000-$21,000 each year, even when accounting for labor and water expenses. Plus, no more worries about disposable foodware shortages! 
  • Helps the Planet
    Reusables prevent litter and pollution of our local waterways, and save massive amounts of natural resources. 

*Actual funding amount depends on size and complexity of the project and pays for reusable foodware and related expenses, such as minor kitchen upgrades, take-out reusable foodware provider fees, and other services. Subject to availability of funds.

Download the Reusable Foodware Promotional Postcard

Available in English and Spanish.

Want to learn more? We’d love to connect with you!

Please complete this form to help us better assist you and contact you for an initial consultation. You can also reach out directly to Project Coordinator Ben Duggan ( with questions.