Chapter 2.98


2.98.010    Definitions.

2.98.020    Exceptions.

2.98.030    Lead agency.

2.98.040    Recycled products.

2.98.050    Purchasing guidelines for departments.

2.98.010 Definitions.

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

A. “Agency” means departments of the city of Pacific.

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

C. “Post-consumer recycled material” means only those products generated by a business or consumer which has served their intended end uses, and which have been separated or diverted from the solid waste stream for the purposes of collection, recycling and disposition.

D. “Practicable” means sufficient in performance and availability at a reasonable price.

E. “Price preference” means a percentage by which offered prices for recycled products are reduced for purposes of bid evaluation.

F. “Recyclable product” means a product which, after its intended end use, can demonstrably be diverted from Pacific’s solid waste stream for use as a raw material in the manufacture of another product.

G. “Recycled material” means material and byproducts that have been recovered or diverted from solid waste and that can be utilized in place of raw or virgin material in manufacturing waste, industrial scrap, agricultural waste, and other waste material, but does not include material or byproducts generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process.

H. “Recycled product” means a product containing recycled material. (Ord. 1342 § 1, 1997).

2.98.020 Exceptions.

A. Nothing in this guideline shall be construed as a requirement that the staff must procure recycled products that will not conform to necessary timetables or perform adequately for their intended use.

B. In order to purchase as many recycled products as possible a price preference will be made when recycled goods are a factor; however, excessive cost differences will be reviewed on an individual case basis. (Ord. 1342 § 2, 1997).

2.98.030 Lead agency.

The lead agency for carrying out this guideline is the public works department. The public works department will be responsible for:

A. Purchasing recycled products, maintaining information on recycled products and new procurement opportunities, and informing city departments about this policy and providing assistance.

B. Preparing an annual report for the city reflecting the implementation status of the procurement program. The report will include city procurement data, the percentage of recycled products purchased, examples of recycled products purchased, any special recycled product purchased, and recommendations for changes in the procurement policy if needed. (Ord. 1342 § 3, 1997).

2.98.040 Recycled products.

Recycled products the city intends to purchase include, but are not limited to:

A. Paper and office products including:

1. Adding machine rolls;

2. Bid specifications;

3. Budget reports;

4. Business cards;

5. Copy paper;

6. Envelopes;

7. File folders;

8. Memo pads;

9. Stationery;

10. Toner cartridges;

11. Toilet tissue;

12. Towels.

B. Compost and landscape products:

1. Bark;

2. Fertilizer;

3. Mulch;

4. Topsoil.

C. Lubricating oil products and antifreeze.

D. Building and construction products.

E. Rubber products.

F. Tires. (Ord. 1342 § 4, 1997).

2.98.050 Purchasing guidelines for departments.

A. Issue invitations to bid with language in the invitation that will encourage vendors to use recycled products whenever possible.

B. Encourage vendors who have contracts with the city to use recycled paper and print on both sides. (Ord. 1342 § 5, 1997).