Numerous options exist to help facilitate enforcement and compliance of food service ware legislation, including citizen-based reporting (through web sites, smartphone apps, email, and telephone options generally set up by the municipality seeking to enforce their food service ware ordinances, where the municipality has limited staff, time, and budgets to actively enforce ordinances.

Some municipalities build in considerations of added enforcement budgets during the ordinance adoption process. Some environmentally-focused NGOs conduct periodic visits to food service providers to encourage management and employees to adopt environmentally friendly food service ware ordinances.

Many cities now require that new businesses and existing businesses renewing their licence must get certificate of compliance for ordinance. Additionally, some cities use the Health and Safety Department inspections of restaurants and food venues as a time to check for banned food service ware items.