City Announces List of Clean Bay Restaurants

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More than 40 Malibu restaurants were named in The Bay Foundation’s annual Clean Bay Restaurant List, according to a release from the City of Malibu.

The list recognizes community efforts in protecting environmental health near Malibu’s coast and mountainous regions.

Fourty-four of Malibu’s 63 restaurants were recognized this year, equalling about 70%. 

Malibu joined the Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program in 2009, along with the cities of Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance and Rancho Palos Verdes.

Criteria needed to meet list standards includes labeling storm drains properly, preventing pollution to the storm drains, maintaining a recycling program, correct upkeep of grease traps, maintaing a trash-free property, not providing plastic bags or polystyrene containers to customers, leak-free and secure trash bins and ensuring staff are well trained and follow guidelines.

The restaurants that met 100% of the criteria were recognized by the city with a certificate of appreciation for going above and beyond local regulations.

Preventing pollution and the environmental health of the Santa Monica Bay and local water bodies is the primary concern of the program.

For a complete list of Malibu restaurants that made the Clean Bay Restaurant List, click here.