Are there any exceptions?

Yes, there are several exemptions.

A 6-month exemption is available if compliance causes an undue hardship for your business. Submit a Hardship Application to the Board of Health, PRIOR TO July 26, 2022, explaining how compliance would have a negative impact on your business. Examples include financial burdens, excessive existing inventory, issues sourcing compliant products, etc.

Download the Hardship Application Form (PDF).

The bylaw does not apply to non-commercial retail establishments.

Food or goods packaged or prepared outside the Town of Maynard is exempt from the provisions of this Bylaw, provided such food is not altered, packaged, or repackaged within town limits.

Coolers and ice chests that are wholly encapsulated in a durable material and intended for reuse are exempt from the provisions of this Bylaw.

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1. What is the purpose of the bylaw?
2. What is Polystyrene?
3. When does the bylaw take effect?
4. What are some options to replace polystyrene?
5. Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?
6. Are there any exceptions?
7. Is my establishment responsible for composting biodegradable packaging?