Section 2-473 Recycled and environmentally preferable products.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018178 on 07/19/2004, Section 2-473 read as follows.
(a) For purposes of this section,
"Environmentally preferable product" means a product which by its chemical or physical
nature has a less adverse impact on the environment when compared to a similar product with a
different chemical or physical nature or a product whose manufacturing process is less harmful to
the environment than the manufacturing process of an equivalent product.
"Post consumer waste" means material generated by a consumer which has served its
intended end use and has been separated or diverted from the solid waste stream for the purpose
of collection, recycling and disposition.
"Recycled product" means a product that utilizes recycled materials or materials diverted
from the waste stream, including an appropriate amount of post consumer waste, in its
manufacture and construction.
(b) In evaluating bids and awarding contracts, the head of
the purchasing division is authorized
to give preference to recycled and environmentally preferable products as follows:
(1) The cost of recycled product may
exceed by up to ten (10) percent the lowest priced bid
on a comparable product which does not utilize recycled materials.
(2) The cost of an environmentally
preferable product may exceed by up to five (5) percent
the lowest priced bid on a comparable product which is not environmentally preferable.
(c) In order to qualify for recycled consideration on paper
and paper products, proposed stock
must meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended minimum content standards of
selected papers and paper products. Standards identifying the minimum content of recovered
materials and products other than paper products shall be done on a case by case basis. The
purchasing division shall utilize standards established by industry organizations, federal agencies
such as the Environmental Protection Agency, nationally recognized standards organizations
such as the American Society for Testing and Materials and state agencies.
(d) All bidders who wish to receive a preference on products
made with recycled materials
must properly complete, sign and return with their bid a certification of product content.
(e) The city manager is authorized to designate certain post
consumer recycled materials for
used in city projects to demonstrate and encourage the use of these products. Wherever possible,
markers shall be erected listing the recycled content of the products. These projects shall not
exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) annually.
(Ord. No. 13511, § 1, 11-16-92)