Effective January 1, 2022, a minimum fee of $0.25 must be charged for each single-use beverage cup distributed. Businesses keep the cups fees. Revenue from cup fees is not remitted to the City.

Starting with 2023 licence renewals, food vendors must report the number of single-use cups distributed in the past 12 months at each licensed location when they renew their business licence each year. This reporting requirement is waived for each business location participating in a reusable cup-share program.

Under BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health guidance vendors can provide reusable cups and accept customers’ reusable cups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get a single-use item by-law toolkit

Educational toolkits are available for businesses, charities, and not-for-profits to inform staff and customers of the by-law requirements.

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