Chapter 2.30


2.30.010    Purpose.

2.30.020    Definitions.

2.30.030    Designated recyclable products.

2.30.040    Policies.

2.30.050    Paper and paper products.

2.30.060    Responsibilities of the department.

2.30.070    Responsibilities of other Burien departments.

2.30.080    Exemptions.

2.30.010 Purpose.

This policy shall be known as the “Burien recycled product procurement policy.” Its purpose is to promote the development of markets for recycled products and recyclable products by establishing preferential purchase programs applicable to Burien departments and contractors, thereby diverting materials from the solid waste stream. [Ord. 37 § 1, 1993]

2.30.020 Definitions.

The following terms shall have the assigned definitions for all purposes under this policy:

(1) “Compost products” means mulch, soil amendments, ground cover, or other landscaping material derived from the biological or mechanical conversion of cellulose-containing waste materials.

(2) “Department” means the city of Burien department of community development, or such other department as may be designated by the city manager.

(3) “Designated recycled product” means a product designated in this policy, or designated by the department, pursuant to this policy, that meets or surpasses Burien minimum recycled content standards.

(4) “Minimum recycled content standards” means standards that specify the minimum level of recycled material and/or post-consumer recycled material necessary for designated products to qualify as recycled products.

(5) “Recycled material” means waste material and by-products that have been

recovered or diverted from solid waste and that can be utilized in place of raw or virgin material in manufacturing a product and consist of materials derived from post-consumer waste, manufacturing waste, industrial scrap, agricultural wastes, and other items, all of which can be used in the manufacture of new or recycled products.

(6) “Post-consumer recycled material” means a material or product that has served its intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery by a final consumer.

(7) “Practicable” means sufficient in performance and available at a reasonable price.

(8) “Price preference” means an extra percentage that Burien is willing to pay for a recycled product.

(9) “Recyclable product” means a product which, after its intended end use, can demonstrably be diverted from Burien’s solid waste stream for use as raw material in the manufacture of another product. [Ord. 37 § 2, 1993]

2.30.030 Designated recyclable products.

(1) Paper and paper products;

(2) Compost products;

(3) Cement and asphalt concrete containing glass cullet, recycled fiber or plastic, tire rubber, or fly ash;

(4) Re-crushed cement concrete aggregate and asphalt;

(5) Lubricating oil and hydraulic oil with refined oil content;

(6) Antifreeze;

(7) Outdoor-wood product substitutes made from recycled plastic;

(8) Remanufactured tires and products made from recycled tire rubber;

(9) Building insulation products;

(10) Paint;

(11) Remanufactured laser printer toner cartridges;

(12) Other products as designated by the department. [Ord. 37 § 3, 1993]

2.30.040 Policies.

(1) All Burien departments shall use recycled products and recyclable products whenever practicable.

(2) The Burien department shall be responsible for coordinating the implementation of this policy.

(3) The Burien department may establish a price preference for any designated recycled product when the performance of that product is sufficient and a price preference will significantly increase procurement of that product. This price preference shall at no time be greater than ten percent.

(4) Burien departments may, at their option, require procurement of designated recycled products or recyclable products above the levels required by this policy or at prices above the price preference levels established under this policy.

(5) Burien shall require its contractors and consultants to use recycled products and recyclable products in fulfilling contractual obligations whenever practicable.

(6) Burien shall promote the use of recycled products and recyclable products by publicizing its procurement program. [Ord. 37 § 4, 1993]

2.30.050 Paper and paper products.

(1) Burien shall offer a 10 percent price preference for recycled paper purchased for use by city departments, except where recycled paper is specifically required by this policy or by user departments.

(2) Burien’s recycled paper procurement goal for each user department, expressed as a percentage of the total value of paper purchased, shall be: not less than 30 percent by 1994; not less than 40 percent by 1995; not less than 50 percent by 1996, and not less than 60 percent by 1997.

(3) All imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards used by Burien departments shall be recycled paper and shall bear an imprint identifying the recycled content of the paper.

(4) Burien departments shall ensure that all contracts for printing require the use of recycled paper and the inclusion of the chasing-arrow symbol identifying the recycled content of the paper whenever practicable.

(5) Burien departments shall ensure that the title page of each internal report printed or copied on recycled paper bears an imprint identifying the recycled content of the paper.

(6) Requests for bids and proposals issued by Burien shall courage contractors and consultants to:

(a) Use recycled paper for proposals and for any printed or photocopied material created pursuant to a contract with Burien whenever practicable.

(b) Use both sides of paper sheets for reports submitted to Burien whenever practicable.

(7) To reduce the volume of paper purchased, departments shall use both sides of paper sheets whenever practicable. [Ord. 37 § 5, 1993]

2.30.060 Responsibilities of the department.

The department shall:

(1) Designate recycled products that shall be purchased by departments wherever practicable. These designated recycled products shall include, but not be limited to, the products listed in BMC 2.30.030.

(2) Determine which designated recycled products shall qualify for a price preference and at what level price preferences shall be set.

(3) Adopt the minimum recycled content standards issued by the King County purchasing agency unless the (lead) department finds that different standards would significantly increase recycled product availability, recycled content, or competition.

(4) Inform departments of their responsibilities under this policy, communicate to departments the list of designated recycled products, and provide departments with information about recycled product procurement opportunities. [Ord. 37 § 6, 1993]

2.30.070 Responsibilities of other Burien departments.

Each Burien department shall:

(1) Purchase recycled products and recyclable products whenever practicable;

(2) Evaluate each designated recycled product to determine the extent to which the product may be practicably used by the department and its contractors;

(3) Meet periodically with the department to report the progress of policy implementation by the department, including the results of product evaluations conducted by the department, types of recycled products purchased by department and its contractors, and the status of departmental efforts to maximize recycled product procurement; and

(4) Ensure that contracts issued by the department require recycled material content wherever practicable and that contractors provide certification of this content and reports of amounts used. [Ord. 37 § 7, 1993]

2.30.080 Exemptions.

(1) Nothing contained in this policy shall preclude user departments from requiring recycled material content as a bid specification.

(2) Nothing in this policy shall be construed as requiring a department or contractor to procure products that do not perform adequately for their intended use or are not available at a reasonable price in a reasonable period of time. [Ord. 37 § 8, 1993]