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									PREVENTION
    OF
  WASTE
  POLICY
                              BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                               DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON

                                   Resolution Number: C.E. 05 - 105

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
ESTABLISHING A DOUGLAS COUNTY PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY.

WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established preferred product standards which
have been adopted as the minimum standards for the State of Washington in RCW 43.19A.020, and

WHEREAS, RCW 70.95.010(15) states that “all government entities in the state should set an example by
implementing aggressive waste reduction and recycling programs at their workplaces and by purchasing
products that are made from recycled materials and are recyclable”, and

WHEREAS, Chapter 43.19A RCW, encourages local governments to take actions to substantially increase
the procurement of recycled-content products and to provide a model to encourage a comparable
commitment by Washington State citizens and businesses, and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Board of County Commissioners to establish a Prevention of Waste
Policy in order to conform to its adopted Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan,
and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on October 17 th, 2005 to discuss
the establishment of a Douglas County Prevention of Waste Policy, and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners upon hearing comments for and against the proposed
Prevention of Waste Policy, approved the Douglas County Prevention of Waste Policy, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners hereby
adopt the Douglas County Prevention of Waste Policy as specified in Exhibit A, attached hereto and
reference incorporated herein.

Adopted this 17th, day of October, 2005, in regular session at the Douglas County Courthouse, Waterville,
Washington.
                                                       BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                       DOUGLAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON



                                                     Ken Stanton, Chair




ATTEST:                                              Dane Keane, Vice-Chair




Dayna Prewitt,                                       Mary Hunt, Member
Clerk of the Board
                       EXHIBIT A TO RESOLUTION NUMBER C.E. 05-105
                     DOUGLAS COUNTY PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY


PURPOSE
This POLICY establishes a waste prevention and recycling program to achieve the following goals:

*        Ensure the participation of every department in all aspects of this waste prevention and recycling
         program;
*        Ensure that every department purchases environmentally preferred products without
         compromising budgetary or performance requirements;
*        Designates the Clerk of the Board as the Douglas County primary contact with the Department of
         General Administration for compliance with the requirements of Chapter 43.19A RCW.


PURCHASING STRATEGY
This POLICY establishes the environmentally preferable products purchasing strategy that each department
shall consider when acquiring products that are environmentally preferable. Departments should strive to
increase the acquisition of products that are environmentally preferable and that are made from recovered
materials unless no suitable product is available or is not reasonably priced.


DEFINITIONS
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply throughout this
Prevention of Waste Policy:

“Acquisition” means the acquiring by contract with appropriated funds for supplies or services,
including construction, by and for the use of Douglas County through purchase or lease, whether
the supplies or services are already in existence or must be created, developed, demonstrated and \
evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when departmental needs are established and includes
the description of requirements to satisfy departmental needs, solicitation and selection of sources,
award of contracts, contract financing, contract performance, contract administration and those
technical and management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling departmental needs
by contract.

“Environmentally Preferred Products” means products or services that have a lesser or reduced
effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services
that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition,
production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance or disposal of
the product or service.

“Post-Consumer Materials” means a material or finished product that has served its intended use
and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as a consumer item.
Post-consumer materials are part of the broader category of recovered materials.

“Recovered Materials” means waste materials and by-products which have been recovered or
diverted from the waste stream, but such term does not include those materials and by-products
generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process.

“Recycling” means the series of activities, including collection, separation and processing, by
which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for use in the form of raw
materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for producing heat or power by
combustion.
“Waste Prevention” means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated
through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferred
products.


DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
To facilitate the implementation of this POLICY, each Department Head must develop a Prevention of
Waste Action Plan. Each departmental Prevention of Waste Action Plan is to be submitted to the Board of
County Commissioners by January 31st of each year for review. Each departmental Prevention of Waste
Action Plan is to contain the following information at a minimum:

*        Department name;
*        Responsible individual and title;
*        Contact person with phone number;
*        An environmentally preferable purchasing list;
*        An environmentally preferable purchasing source list;
*        Established waste prevention purchasing goals;

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List:
Each Department Head must establish an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for use by
the department. Items identified for acquisition may be taken from the Washington State
Department of General Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide
for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm) or any
other environmentally preferable product source that the Department Head wishes to utilize.

Purchasing Source List:
In accordance with this POLICY each Department Head must prepare a Purchasing Source List
verifying that any environmentally preferable product acquired by the department from the
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List meets the requirements of this POLICY and are
consistent with Federal and State procurement guidelines. Each Purchasing Source List shall
contain a list of all manufacturers, producers, providers, vendors, contractors and consultants who
provided products or services acquired from the department’s Environmentally Preferable
Purchasing List for the reporting year.

Waste Prevention Purchasing Goals:
Each Department Head must establish a minimum waste prevention acquisition goal for each
environmentally preferable product, defined as a percentage of the total dollar value of the
supplies purchased.

Prevention of Waste Annual Report:
Each Department Head must submit a Prevention of Waste Annual Report to the Board of County
Commissioners by January 31st of each year. Each department’s Prevention of Waste Annual Report
should contain at a minimum the following information:

         *        Department name;
         *        Responsible individual and title;
         *        Contact person with phone number;
         *        Waste prevention purchasing goals identified, with projected percentage(s);
         *        Waste prevention purchasing goals attained, with actual percentage(s);

Each department should implement the purchasing goals identified within their Prevention of Waste Action
Plan. Any department unable to implement the purchasing goals must include an explanation as to why
they were unable to meet the purchasing goals and submit a proposal as to how the purchasing goals can be
reached in the next year or why the purchasing goals need to be modified.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Countywide Solid Waste Program Office is available to provide staff training and any technical
assistance necessary to assist each department in implementing their department’s Prevention of Waste
Action Plan.


GENERAL PROVISIONS

Office Recycling Programs:
Each Department Head that has not already done so should initiate a program to promote cost-effective
waste prevention and recycling of reusable materials in all their operations and facilities. The waste
prevention and recycling programs implemented pursuant to this POLICY shall be compatible with the
most current Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

Identification of Recycled Products:
All imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards used by the departments should be
printed on post-consumer paper and bear an imprint identifying the paper as recycled. All
Department Heads whenever possible should ensure that all contracts, planning documents and
official reports for printing require the use of post-consumer materials paper and inclusion of an
imprint identifying the paper as recycled.

Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standard:
Department Heads should ensure that their departments meet or exceed the listed post-consumer
recycled content standards as listed within the Washington State Department of
General Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm).

The decision not to acquire post-consumer recycled content products meeting the standards
specified in this POLICY shall be based solely on the determination by the Department Head that
a satisfactory level of competition does not exist, that the items are not available within a
reasonable time period, or that the available items fail to meet reasonable performance standards
established by the State of Washington or are only available at an unreasonable price.

Double Sided Copying:
To reduce the volume of paper purchased and its disposal, each department whenever practical
should use both sides of all copies. All copy machines should be labeled to remind employees to
run two-sided copies. Department Heads should ensure that all new employees are informed of
this requirement.

Policy Notification:
Each department should provide written notice requiring its manufacturers, producers, providers,
vendors, contractors and consultants to comply with the requirements of this POLICY while
fulfilling contractual obligations for the department.

Effective Date:
This Douglas County Prevention of Waste Policy shall be in full force and effect immediately
upon adoption by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
                                       CITY OF BRIDGEPORT
                                       Resolution Number: 06 - 11

A RESOLUTION OF THE BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL ESTABLISHING A CITY OF
BRIDGEPORT PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY.

WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established preferred product standards which
have been adopted as the minimum standards for the State of Washington in RCW 43.19A.020, and

WHEREAS, RCW 70.95.010(15) states that “all government entities in the state should set an example by
implementing aggressive waste reduction and recycling programs at their workplaces and by purchasing
products that are made from recycled materials and are recyclable”, and

WHEREAS, Chapter 43.19A RCW, encourages local governments to take actions to substantially increase
the procurement of recycled-content products and to provide a model to encourage a comparable
commitment by Washington State citizens and businesses, and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Bridgeport City Council to establish a Prevention of Waste Policy in
order to conform to its adopted Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Bridgeport City Council hereby adopt the City of Bridgeport
Prevention of Waste Policy as specified in Exhibit A, attached hereto and reference incorporated herein.

Adopted this 13th day of September, 2006, in regular session at the Bridgeport City Hall, Bridgeport,
Washington.



                                                      CITY OF BRIDGEPORT:




                                                      Steve Jenkins, Mayor


                                                      ATTEST:




                                                      Lisa Pettingell,
                                                      Finance Officer
                         EXHIBIT A TO RESOLUTION NUMBER: 06 - 11
                    CITY OF BRIDGEPORT PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY

PURPOSE
This POLICY establishes a waste prevention and recycling program to achieve the following goals:

*        Ensure the participation of every department in all aspects of this waste prevention and recycling
         program;
*        Ensure that every department purchases environmentally preferred products without
         compromising budgetary or performance requirements;
*        Designates the Clerk Treasurer as the City of Bridgeport primary contact with the Department of
         General Administration for compliance with the requirements of Chapter 43.19A RCW.

PURCHASE STRATEGY
This POLICY establishes the environmentally preferable products purchasing strategy that the City shall
consider when acquiring products that are environmentally preferable. The City should strive to increase
the acquisition of products that are environmentally preferable and that are made from recovered materials
unless no suitable product is available or is not reasonably priced.


DEFINITIONS
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply throughout this
Prevention of Waste Policy:

“Acquisition” means the acquiring by contract with appropriated funds for supplies or services,
including construction, by and for the use of the City of Bridgeport through purchase or
lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be created, developed,
demonstrated and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when the City needs are established
and includes the description of requirements to satisfy the City’s needs, solicitation and selection
of sources, award of contracts, contract financing, contract performance, contract administration
and those technical and management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling the
City’s needs by contract.

“City” means the incorporated areas of the City of Bridgeport, Washington, a political
subdivision of the State of Washington.

“Environmentally Preferred Products” means products or services that have a lesser or reduced
effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services
that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition,
production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance or disposal of
the product or service.

“Post-Consumer Materials” means a material or finished product that has served its intended use
and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as a consumer item.
Post-consumer materials are part of the broader category of recovered materials.

“Recovered Materials” means waste materials and by-products which have been recovered or
diverted from the waste stream, but such term does not include those materials and by-products
generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process.

“Recycling” means the series of activities, including collection, separation and processing, by
which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for use in the form of
raw materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for producing heat or power by
combustion.
“Waste Prevention” means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated
through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferred
products.

CITY RESPONSIBILITIES
To facilitate the implementation of this POLICY, the Clerk Treasurer must develop a Prevention
of Waste Action Plan. The Clerk Treasurer’s Prevention of Waste Action Plan is to be submitted
to the Mayor by January 31st of each year for review. The City’s Prevention of Waste Action
Plan is to contain the following information at a minimum:

*        City name and address;
*        Clerk Treasurer’s name and phone number;
*        An environmentally preferable purchasing list;
*        An environmentally preferable purchasing source list;
*        Established waste prevention purchasing goals.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List:
The Clerk Treasurer must establish an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for use by the
City. Items identified for acquisition are taken from the Washington State Department of General
Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for Environmentally
Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm) or any other environmentally
preferable product source that the Clerk Treasurer wishes to utilize.

Purchasing Source List:
In accordance with this POLICY the Clerk Treasurer must prepare a Purchasing Source List
verifying that any environmentally preferable product acquired by the City from the
Environmentally Preferable Products List meets the requirements of this POLICY and are
consistent with Federal and State procurement guidelines. The Purchasing Source List shall
contain a list of all manufacturers, producers, providers, vendors, contractors and consultants who
provided products or services acquired from the City’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
List for the reporting year.

Waste Prevention Purchasing Goals:
The Clerk Treasurer must establish waste prevention acquisition goals for each environmentally
preferable product, defined as a percentage of the total dollar value of the products purchased.

Prevention of Waste Annual Report:
The Clerk Treasurer must submit a Prevention of Waste Annual Report to the Mayor by January 31st of
each year. The Prevention of Waste Annual Report shall contain at a minimum the following information:

         *        City name and address;
         *        Clerk Treasurer’s name and phone number;
         *        Waste prevention purchasing goals identified, with projected percentage(s);
         *        Waste prevention purchasing goals attained, with actual percentage(s).

The City should implement the purchasing goals identified within its Prevention of Waste Action Plan. If
the City is unable to implement the purchasing goals the Clerk Treasurer must include an explanation as to
why the City was unable to meet the purchasing goals and submit a proposal as to how the purchasing goals
can be reached in the next year or why the purchasing goals need to be modified.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Countywide Solid Waste Program Office is available to provide staff training and any technical
assistance necessary to assist the Clerk Treasurer in implementing the City’s Prevention of Waste Action
Plan.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Office Recycling Programs:
The City should initiate a program to promote cost-effective waste prevention and recycling of reusable
materials in all their operations and facilities. The waste prevention and recycling programs implemented
pursuant to this POLICY shall be compatible with the most current Douglas County Comprehensive Solid
Waste Management Plan.

Identification of Recycled Products:
All imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards used by the City should be
printed on post-consumer paper and bear an imprint identifying the paper as recycled. The Clerk
Treasurer whenever possible should ensure that all contracts, planning documents and official
reports for printing require the use of post-consumer materials paper and inclusion of an imprint
identifying the paper as recycled.

Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standard:
The Clerk Treasurer should ensure that the City meets or exceeds the listed post-consumer
recycled content standards as listed within the Washington State Department of General
Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for Environmentally
Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm).

The decision not to acquire post-consumer recycled content products meeting the standards
specified in this POLICY shall be based solely on the determination by the Mayor that a
satisfactory level of competition does not exist, that the items are not available within a reasonable
time period, or that the available items fail to meet reasonable performance standards established
by the State of Washington or are only available at an unreasonable price.

Double Sided Copying:
To reduce the volume of paper purchased and its disposal, the City should encourage the
utilization of both sides of all copies. All copy machines should be labeled to remind employees
to run two-sided copies. The Mayor shall ensure that all new employees are informed of this
requirement.

Policy Notification:
The City should provide written notice requiring its manufacturers, producers, providers, vendors,
contractors and consultants to comply with the requirements of this POLCY while fulfilling
contractual obligations for the City.

Effective Date:
This City of Bridgeport Prevention of Waste Policy shall be in full force and effect immediately
upon adoption by the Bridgeport City Council.
                             RESOLUTION NO. 2006-06
                A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF EAST WENATCHEE,
                WASHINGTON, ADOPTING A PREVENTION OF WASTE
                POLICY.
1. Recitals

              a. Preamble. The City Council of East Wenatchee (“City Council”) finds that it is in the best
                   interests of the City of East Wenatchee (“City”) and its citizens to adopt a Prevention of
                   Waste Policy

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EAST WENATCHEE DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1: Purpose. By adopting this resolution, the City seeks to achieve the following goals:

         • Reduce the amount of waste produced by city departments and by city contractors;
         • Ensure that each department implement the procedures and programs set forth in this policy;
         • Ensure that every department buys environmentally preferred products and services if doing so
                  does not compromise budgetary requirements or performance requirements;
         • Reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated by city departments;
         • Ensure that city departments properly treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste; and
         • Ensure that the City efficiently uses energy, water and other resources.

Section 2: Policy. Incorporated by reference, the City adopts the “City of East Wenatchee Prevention of
                   Waste Policy” attached as Exhibit A to this resolution.

Section 3: Repeal: This Resolution repeals Resolution 95-2, enacted on March 6, 1995.

Section 4: Effective Date. This resolution becomes effective on the date that it is passed.
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         Adopted this 12 day of September 2006, by the City Council of the City of East Wenatchee in
regular session at the City Hall, East Wenatchee, Washington.

                                                       CITY OF EAST WENATCHEE,WASHINGTON



                                                       By _________________________________
                                                              Steven C. Lacy, Mayor
ATTEST:


___________________________
Dana Barnard, City Clerk
Filed with the City Clerk: 9/1/06
Passed by the City Council: 9/12/06
Resolution No. 06-06
                                                  Exhibit A
                                        The City of East Wenatchee’s
                                         Prevention of Waste Policy

1. Policy. The City of East Wenatchee (“City”) refers to this policy as the “Prevention of Waste Policy”
         (“Policy”). The City is establishing this policy to encourage city departments to increase their use
         of recycled products and recyclable products.

2. Preamble. The City desires to adopt a policy which promotes the use of recycled products and recyclable
        products by city departments. The City believes that this policy will stimulate the demand for
        these products and divert materials from the solid waste stream.

3. Purpose. Through this policy, the City seeks to achieve the following goals:

         • Reduce the amount of waste produced by city departments and by city contractors;
         • Ensure that each department implements the procedures and programs set forth in this policy;
         • Ensure that every department buys environmentally preferred products and services if doing so
                  does not compromise budgetary requirements or performance requirements;
         • Reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated by city departments;
         • Ensure that city departments properly treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste;
         • Ensure that the City uses energy, water and other resources efficiently; and
         • Serve as an example for institutions, both public and private.

4. Definitions. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply
         throughout this policy:

         “Acquisition” means the acquiring by contract with appropriated funds for supplies or services,
         including construction, by and for the use of the City of East Wenatchee through purchase or
         lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be created, developed,
         demonstrated and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when departmental needs are
         established and includes the description of requirements to satisfy departmental needs,
         solicitation and selection of sources, award of contracts, contract financing; contract
         performance, contract administration and those technical and management functions directly
         related to the process of fulfilling departmental needs by contract.
         “Environmentally Preferred Products” means products or services that have a lesser or reduced
        effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or
        services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition,
        production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance or disposal
        of the product or service.
        “Hazardous Waste” means all dangerous and extremely hazardous waste, including substances
        composed of both radioactive and hazardous components as defined in RCW 70.105.010(15).
        “Post-Consumer Materials” means a material or finished product that has served its intended
        use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as a consumer
        item. Post-consumer materials are part of the broader category of recovered materials.
        “Recovered Materials” means waste materials and by-products which have been recovered or
        diverted from the waste stream, but such term does not include those materials and by-products
        generated from, and commonly reused within, an original manufacturing process.
        “Recycling” means the series of activities, including collection, separation and processing, by
        which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for use in the form of
        raw materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for producing heat or power
        by combustion.
        “Waste Prevention” means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated
        through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferred
        products.

5. Waste Prevention Objectives. The City shall strive to acquire products that are environmentally
        preferable or that are made from recovered materials. City employees shall strive to generate less
        hazardous waste and strive to efficiently use energy, water and other resources. The City shall
        attempt to achieve the following objectives:

        • Reduce the amount of waste of materials, energy and water used by the department;
        • Replace the department’s use of toxic products with less toxic alternatives;
        • Increase the use of environmentally preferable products; and
        • Increase the amount of materials and resources recycled by the department;

6. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing. The City shall establish and use an Environmentally Preferable
         Purchasing List. When acquiring an item, departments should, if it is cost effective, buy an item
         listed in the Washington State Department of General Administration Office of State Procurement
         Purchasing Reference Guide for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual
         (www.ga.wa.gov./pca/regulat.htm).

7. General Provisions.
                  a. Office Recycling Programs. If it has not done so already, the City shall initiate a
                  program designed to prevent waste and to promote recycling of reusable materials
                  produced by their operations and facilities. The City’s program shall comply with the
                  most current Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, except as
                  provided otherwise in this policy.

                 b. Identification of Recycled Products. If it is cost effective, all city departments shall use
                 post-consumer paper for their imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards.
                 The post-consumer paper shall bear an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.
                 Likewise, if it is cost effective, the Mayor shall ensure that all contracts, planning
                 documents and official reports for printing require the use of post-consumer materials
                 paper and inclusion of an imprint identifying the paper as recycled


                 c. Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standard. If it is cost effective, the Mayor
                 shall ensure that each department meets the listed post-consume recycled content
                 standards as listed within the Washington State Department of General Administration
                  Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for Environmentally Preferable
                  Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pcalregulat.htm).

                  d. Double Sided Copying. To reduce the volume of paper it buys and disposes of, the
                  City encourages each department to use both sides of all copies. Legal documents,
                  however, shall remain single-sided. The City will place a label on all copy machines
                  reminding employees to run two-sided copies.

                  e. Policy Notification. The City shall send a written request to its manufacturers,
                  producers, providers, vendors, contractors and consultants to comply with the
                  requirements of this policy while fulfilling their contractual obligations with the City.

9. Effective Date. This City of East Wenatchee Prevention of Waste Policy shall be in full force and effect
          immediately upon adoption by the East Wenatchee City Council.
                                      TOWN OF MANSFIELD
                                     Resolution Number: 2005 - 10

A RESOLUTION OF THE MANSFIELD TOWN COUNCIL ESTABLISHING A TOWN OF
MANSFIELD PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY.

WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established preferred product standards which
have been adopted as the minimum standards for the State of Washington in RCW 43.19A.020, and

WHEREAS, RCW 70.95.010(15) states that “all government entities in the state should set an example by
implementing aggressive waste reduction and recycling programs at their workplaces and by purchasing
products that are made from recycled materials and are recyclable”, and

WHEREAS, Chapter 43.19A RCW, encourages local governments to take actions to substantially increase
the procurement of recycled-content products and to provide a model to encourage a comparable
commitment by Washington State citizens and businesses, and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Mansfield Town Council to establish a Prevention of Waste Policy in
order to conform to its adopted Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mansfield Town Council hereby adopt the Town of
Mansfield Prevention of Waste Policy as specified in Exhibit A, attached hereto and reference incorporated
herein.

Adopted this 13th day of September, 2005, in regular session at the Mansfield Town Hall, Mansfield,
Washington.



                                                     TOWN OF MANSFIELD:




                                                     Tom Snell, Mayor


                                                     ATTEST:




                                                     Trish Sima,
                                                     Town Clerk
                 EXHIBIT A TO RESOLUTION NUMBER: 2005 - 10
              TOWN OF MANSFIELD PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY

PURPOSE
This POLICY establishes a waste prevention and recycling program to achieve the following
goals:

*       Ensure the participation of every department in all aspects of this waste prevention and
        recycling program;
*       Ensure that every department purchases environmentally preferred products without
        compromising budgetary or performance requirements;
*       Designates the Town Clerk as the Town of Mansfield primary contact with the
        Department of General Administration for compliance with the requirements of Chapter
        43.19A RCW.

PURCHASE STRATEGY
This POLICY establishes the environmentally preferable products purchasing strategy that the
Town shall consider when acquiring products that are environmentally preferable. The Town
should strive to increase the acquisition of products that are environmentally preferable and that
are made from recovered materials unless no suitable product is available or is not reasonably
priced.

DEFINITIONS
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply
throughout this Prevention of Waste Policy:

“Acquisition” means the acquiring by contract with appropriated funds for supplies or
services, including construction, by and for the use of the Town of Mansfield through
purchase or lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be
created, developed, demonstrated and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when
the Town needs are established and includes the description of requirements to satisfy the
Town’s needs, solicitation and selection of sources, award of contracts, contract
financing, contract performance, contract administration and those technical and
management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling the Town’s needs by
contract.

 “Environmentally Preferred Products” means products or services that have a lesser or
 reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing
products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw
materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse,
operation, maintenance or disposal of the product or service.

“Post-Consumer Materials” means a material or finished product that has served its
intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as
a consumer item. Post-consumer materials are part of the broader category of recovered
materials.

“Recovered Materials” means waste materials and by-products which have been
recovered or diverted from the waste stream, but such term does not include those
materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original
manufacturing process.
“Recycling” means the series of activities, including collection, separation and
processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for
use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for
producing heat or power by combustion.

“Town” means the incorporated areas of the Town of Mansfield, Washington, a political
subdivision of the State of Washington.

“Waste Prevention” means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated
through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally
preferred products.


TOWN RESPONSIBILITIES
To facilitate the implementation of this POLICY, the Town Clerk shall develop a
Prevention of Waste Action Plan. The Town Clerk’s Prevention of Waste Action Plan is
to be submitted to the Mayor by January 31st of each year for review. The Town’s
Prevention of Waste Action Plan is to contain the following information at a minimum:

*       Town name and address;
*       Town Clerk name and phone number;
*       An environmentally preferable purchasing list;
*       An environmentally preferable purchasing source list;
*       Established waste prevention purchasing goals.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List:
The Town Clerk must establish an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for use
by the Town. Items identified for acquisition are taken from the Washington State
Department of General Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing
Reference Guide for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual
(www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm) or any other environmentally preferable product
source that the Town Clerk wishes to utilize.

Purchasing Source List:
In accordance with this POLICY the Town Clerk must prepare a Purchasing Source List
verifying that any environmentally preferable product acquired by the Town from the
Environmentally Preferable Products List meets the requirements of this POLICY and
are consistent with Federal and State procurement guidelines. The Purchasing Source
List shall contain a list of all manufacturers, producers, providers, vendors, contractors
and consultants who provided products or services acquired from the Town’s
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for the reporting year.
Waste Prevention Purchasing Goals:
The Town Clerk must establish waste prevention acquisition goals for each
environmentally preferable product, defined as a percentage of the total dollar value of
the products purchased.

Prevention of Waste Annual Report:
The Town Clerk must submit a Prevention of Waste Annual Report to the Mayor by January 31st
of each year. The Prevention of Waste Annual Report shall contain at a minimum the following
information:
*       Town name and address;
*       Town Clerk’s name and phone number;
*       Waste prevention purchasing goals identified, with projected percentage(s);
*       Waste prevention purchasing goals attained, with actual percentage(s).

The Town should implement the purchasing goals identified within its Prevention of Waste
Action Plan. If the Town is unable to implement the purchasing goals the Town Clerk must
include an explanation as to why the Town was unable to meet the purchasing goals and submit a
proposal as to how the purchasing goals can be reached in the next year or why the purchasing
goals need to be modified.


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Countywide Solid Waste Program Office is available to provide staff training and any
technical assistance necessary to assist the Town Clerk in implementing the Town’s Prevention of
Waste Action Plan.


GENERAL PROVISIONS

Office Recycling Programs:
The Town should initiate a program to promote cost-effective waste prevention and recycling of
reusable materials in all their operations and facilities. The waste prevention and recycling
programs implemented pursuant to this POLICY shall be compatible with the most current
Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.

Identification of Recycled Products:
All imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards used by the Town should be
printed on post-consumer paper and bear an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.
The Town Clerk, whenever possible, should ensure that all contracts, planning documents
and official reports for printing require the use of post-consumer materials paper and
inclusion of an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.

Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standard:
The Town Clerk should ensure that the Town meets or exceeds the listed post-consumer
recycled content standards as listed within the Washington State Department of General
Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm).

The decision not to acquire post-consumer recycled content products meeting the
standards specified in this POLICY shall be based solely on the determination by the
Mayor that a satisfactory level of competition does not exist, that the items are not
available within a reasonable time period, or that the available items fail to meet
reasonable performance standards established by the State of Washington or are only
available at an unreasonable price.

Double Sided Copying:
To reduce the volume of paper purchased and its disposal, the Town should encourage
the utilization of both sides of all copies. All copy machines should be labeled to remind
employees to run two-sided copies. The Mayor shall ensure that all new employees are
informed of this requirement.
Policy Notification:
The Town should provide written notice requiring its manufacturers, producers,
providers, vendors, contractors and consultants to comply with the requirements of this
POLICY while fulfilling contractual obligations for the Town.

Effective Date:
This Town of Mansfield Prevention of Waste Policy shall be in full force and effect
immediately upon adoption by the Mansfield Town Council.
                                 RESOLUTION NO. 06-080


       A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROCK
       ISLAND, WASHINGTON RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 95-001,
       WHICH ESTABLISHED A RECYCLED PRODUCT PROCUREMENT
       POLICY AND ADOPTING A NEW PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY
______________________________________________________________________________

WHEREAS, the City of Rock Island previously established a “Recycled Product Procurement
Policy”, and;

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Rock Island wishes to ensure that every department
continues to purchase environmentally preferred products without compromising budgetary or
performance requirements, and;

WHEREAS, the City strives to increase the acquisition of products that are environmentally
preferable and that are made from recovered materials;

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Rock Island wishes to ensure that every department
continues to participate in all aspects of this waste prevention and recycling program;


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Rock Island:

       1. Rescinds Resolution No. 95-001, “Establishing A Recycled Product Procurement
          Policy”.
       2. Adopts and implements a “Prevention of Waste Policy”, as attached (“Exhibit A”),
          effective the date of this resolution.
       3. Designates the City Clerk as the City of Rock Island primary contact with the
          Department of General Administration for compliance with the requirements of
          Chapter 43.19A RCW.
       4. Establishes an environmentally preferable products purchasing strategy that the City
          shall consider when acquiring products that are environmentally preferable.
       5. Instructs City departments to strive to increase the acquisition of products that are
          environmentally preferable and that are made from recovered materials unless no
          suitable product is available or is not reasonably priced.


ADOPTED by the City Council this 12th day of October, 2006.


APPROVED:                                                       ATTESTED:


 _______________________________
MAYOR RUSSELL CLARK                                             BONNY MALONE, CITY
CLERK


RESOLUTION NO. 06-080
                                 “EXHIBIT A”
                             CITY OF ROCK ISLAND
                         PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY


SECTION 1: PURPOSE.
This POLICY establishes a waste prevention and recycling program to achieve the
following goals:

          Ensure the participation of every department in all aspects of this waste
           prevention and recycling program;
          Ensure that every department purchases environmentally preferred products
           without compromising budgetary or performance requirements;
          Designates the City Clerk as the City of Rock Island primary contact with the
           Department of General Administration for compliance with the requirements
           of Chapter 43.19A RCW.

SECTION 2: PURCHASE STRATEGY.
This POLICY establishes the environmentally preferable products purchasing strategy
that the City shall consider when acquiring products that are environmentally preferable.
The City should strive to increase the acquisition of products that are environmentally
preferable and that are made from recovered materials unless no suitable product is
available or is not reasonably priced.

SECTION 3: DEFINITIONS.
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply
throughout this Prevention of Waste Policy:

“Acquisition” means the acquiring by contract with appropriated funds for supplies or
services, including construction, by and for the use of the City of Rock Island through
purchase or lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be
created, developed, demonstrated and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when
the City needs are established and includes the description of requirements to satisfy the
City’s needs, solicitation and selection of sources, awards of contracts, contract
financing, contract performance, contract administration and those technical and
management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling the City’s needs by
contract.

“City” means the incorporated areas of the City of Rock Island, Washington, a political
subdivision of the State of Washington.

“Environmentally Preferred Products” means products or services that have a lesser or
reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing
products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw
materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse,
operation, maintenance or disposal of the product or service.
“Post-Consumer Materials” means a material or finished product that has served its
intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as
a consumer item. Post-consumer materials are part of the broader category of recovered
materials.

“Recovered Materials” means waste materials and by-products which have been
recovered or diverted from the waste stream, but such term does not include those
materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original
manufacturing process.

“Recycling” means the series of activities, including collection, separation and
processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for
use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for
producing heat or power by combustion.

“Waste Prevention” means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated
through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally
preferred products.

SECTION 4: CITY RESPONSIBILITIES.
To facilitate the implementation of this POLICY, the City Clerk shall develop a
Prevention of Waste Action Plan. The City Clerk’s Prevention of Waste Action Plan is to
be submitted to the Mayor by January 31st of each year for review. The City’s
Prevention of Waste Action Plan is to contain the following information at a minimum:

      City name and address;
      City Clerk name and phone number;
      An environmentally preferable purchasing list;
      An environmentally preferable purchasing source list;
      Established waste prevention purchasing goals.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List:
The City Clerk must establish an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for use by
the City. Items identified for acquisition are taken from The Washington State
Department of General Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing
Reference Guide for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual
(www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm) or any other environmentally preferable product
source that the City Clerk wishes to utilize.
Purchasing Source List:
In accordance with this POLICY the City Clerk must prepare a Purchasing Source List
verifying that any environmentally preferable product acquired by the City from the
Environmentally Preferable Products List meets the requirements of this POLICY and
are consistent with Federal and State procurement guidelines. The Purchasing Source
List shall contain a list of all manufacturers, products, providers, vendors, contractors and
consultants who provided products or services acquired from the City’s Environmentally
Preferable Purchasing List for the reporting year.

Waste Prevention Purchasing Goals:
The City Clerk must establish waste prevention acquisition goals for each
environmentally preferable product, defined as a percentage of the total dollar value of
the products purchased.

Prevention of Waste Annual Report:
The City Clerk must submit a Prevention of Waste Annual Report to the Mayor by
January 31st of each year. The Prevention of Waste Annual Report shall contain at a
minimum the following information:

      City name and address;
      City Clerk’s name and phone number;
      Waste prevention purchasing goals identified, with project percentage(s);
      Waste prevention purchasing goals attained, with actual percentage(s).

The City should implement the purchasing goals identified within its Prevention of Waste
Action Plan. If the City is unable to implement the purchasing goals the City Clerk must
include an explanation as to why the City was unable to meet the purchasing goals and
submit a proposal as to how the purchasing goals can be reached in the next year or why
the purchasing goals need to be modified.

SECTION 5: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.
The Countywide Solid Waste Program Office is available to provide staff training and
any technical assistance necessary to assist the City Clerk in implementing the City’s
Prevention of Waste Action Plan.

SECTION 6: GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Office Recycling Programs:
The City should initiate a program to promote cost-effective waste prevention and
recycling of reusable materials in all their operations and facilities. The waste prevention
and recycling programs implemented pursuant to this POLICY shall be compatible with
the most current Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.
Identification of Recycled Products:
All imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards used by the City should be
printed on post-consumer paper and bear an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.
The City Clerk whenever possible should ensure that all contracts, planning documents
and official reports for printing require the use of post-consumer materials paper and
inclusion of an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.

Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standard:
The City Clerk should ensure that the City meets or exceeds the listed post-consumer
recycled content standards as listed within the Washington State Department of General
Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca.regulat.htm).

The decision not to acquire post-consumer recycled content products meeting the
standards specified in this POLICY shall be based solely on the determination by the
Mayor that a satisfactory level of competition does not exist, that the items are not
available within a reasonable time period, or that the available items fail to meet
reasonable performance standards established by the State of Washington or are only
available at an unreasonable price.

Double Sided Copying:
To reduce the volume of paper purchased and its disposal, the City should encourage the
utilization of both sides of all copies. All copy machines should be labeled to remind
employees to run two-sided copies. The Mayor shall ensure that all new employees are
informed of this requirement.

Policy Notification:
The City should provide written notice requiring its manufacturers, producers, providers,
vendors, contractors and consultants to comply with the requirement of this POLICY
while fulfilling contractual obligation for the City.

Effective Date:
The City of Rock Island Prevention of Waste Policy shall be in full force and effective
immediately upon adoption by the Rock Island City Council.
             EXHIBIT A TO RESOLUTION NUMBER: 06 - 06
         TOWN OF WATERVILLE PREVENTION OF WASTE POLICY

PURPOSE
This POLICY establishes a waste prevention and recycling program to achieve the
following goals:

*      Ensure the participation of every department in all aspects of this waste
       prevention and recycling program;
*      Ensure that every department purchases environmentally preferred products
       without compromising budgetary or performance requirements;
*      Designates the Clerk-Treasurer as the Town of Waterville primary contact with
       the Department of General Administration for compliance with the requirements
       of Chapter 43.19A RCW.

PURCHASE STRATEGY
This POLICY establishes the environmentally preferable products purchasing strategy
that the Town shall consider when acquiring products that are environmentally
preferable. The Town should strive to increase the acquisition of products that are
environmentally preferable and that are made from recovered materials unless no suitable
product is available or is not reasonably priced.

DEFINITIONS
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply
throughout this Prevention of Waste Policy:

“Acquisition” means the acquiring by contract with appropriated funds for supplies or
services, including construction, by and for the use of the Town of Waterville through
purchase or lease, whether the supplies or services are already in existence or must be
created, developed, demonstrated and evaluated. Acquisition begins at the point when
the Town needs are established and includes the description of requirements to satisfy the
Town’s needs, solicitation and selection of sources, award of contracts, contract
financing, contract performance, contract administration and those technical and
management functions directly related to the process of fulfilling the Town’s needs by
contract.

“Environmentally Preferred Products” means products or services that have a lesser or
reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing
products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw
materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse,
operation, maintenance or disposal of the product or service.

“Post-Consumer Materials” means a material or finished product that has served its
intended use and has been discarded for disposal or recovery, having completed its life as
a consumer item. Post-consumer materials are part of the broader category of recovered
materials.
“Recovered Materials” means waste materials and by-products which have been
recovered or diverted from the waste stream, but such term does not include those
materials and by-products generated from, and commonly reused within, an original
manufacturing process.

“Recycling” means the series of activities, including collection, separation and
processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the waste stream for
use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of new products other than fuel for
producing heat or power by combustion.

“Town” means the incorporated areas of the Town of Waterville, Washington, a political
subdivision of the State of Washington.

“Waste Prevention” means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated
through waste prevention, recycling or purchasing recycled and environmentally
preferred products.


TOWN RESPONSIBILITIES
To facilitate the implementation of this POLICY, the Clerk-Treasurer shall develop a
Prevention of Waste Action Plan. The Town Clerk-Treasurer’s Prevention of Waste
Action Plan is to be submitted to the Mayor by January 31st of each year for review. The
Town’s Prevention of Waste Action Plan is to contain the following information at a
minimum:

*      Town name and address;
*      Clerk-Treasurer’s name and phone number;
*      An environmentally preferable purchasing list;
*      An environmentally preferable purchasing source list;
*      Established waste prevention purchasing goals.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List:
The Clerk-Treasurer must establish an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for
use by the Town. Items identified for acquisition are taken from the Washington State
Department of General Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing
Reference Guide for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual
www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm) or any other environmentally preferable product source
that the Clerk-Treasurer wishes to utilize.
Purchasing Source List:
In accordance with this POLICY the Clerk-Treasurer must prepare a Purchasing Source
List verifying that any environmentally preferable product acquired by the Town from the
Environmentally Preferable Products List meets the requirements of this POLICY and
are consistent with Federal and State procurement guidelines. The Purchasing Source
List shall contain a list of all manufacturers, producers, providers, vendors, contractors
and consultants who provided products or services acquired from the Town’s
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing List for the reporting year.


Waste Prevention Purchasing Goals:
The Clerk-Treasurer must establish waste prevention acquisition goals for each
environmentally preferable product, defined as a percentage of the total dollar value of
the products purchased.

Prevention of Waste Annual Report:
The Clerk-Treasurer must submit a Prevention of Waste Annual Report to the Mayor by
January 31st of each year. The Prevention of Waste Annual Report shall contain at a
minimum the following information:

*      Town name and address;
*      Clerk-Treasurer’s name and phone number;
*      Waste prevention purchasing goals identified, with projected percentage(s);
*      Waste prevention purchasing goals attained, with actual percentage(s).

The Town should implement the purchasing goals identified within its Prevention of
Waste Action Plan. If the Town is unable to implement the purchasing goals the Clerk-
Treasurer must include an explanation as to why the Town was unable to meet the
purchasing goals and submit a proposal as to how the purchasing goals can be reached in
the next year or why the purchasing goals need to be modified.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Countywide Solid Waste Program Office is available to provide staff training and
any technical assistance necessary to assist the Clerk-Treasurer in implementing the
Town’s Prevention of Waste Action Plan.


GENERAL PROVISIONS

Office Recycling Programs:
The Town should initiate a program to promote cost-effective waste prevention and
recycling of reusable materials in all their operations and facilities. The waste prevention
and recycling programs implemented pursuant to this POLICY shall be compatible with
the most current Douglas County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.
Identification of Recycled Products:
All imprinted letterhead paper, envelopes and business cards used by the Town should be
printed on post-consumer paper and bear an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.
The Clerk-Treasurer whenever possible should ensure that all contracts, planning
documents and official reports for printing require the use of post-consumer materials
paper and inclusion of an imprint identifying the paper as recycled.

Minimum Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standard:
The Clerk-Treasurer should ensure that the Town meets or exceeds the listed post-
consumer recycled content standards as listed within the Washington State Department of
General Administration Office of State Procurement Purchasing Reference Guide for
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Manual (www.ga.wa.gov/pca/regulat.htm).

The decision not to acquire post-consumer recycled content products meeting the
standards specified in this POLICY shall be based solely on the determination by the
Mayor that a satisfactory level of competition does not exist, that the items are not
available within a reasonable time period, or that the available items fail to meet
reasonable performance standards established by the State of Washington or are only
available at an unreasonable price.

Double Sided Copying:
To reduce the volume of paper purchased and its disposal, the Town should encourage
the utilization of both sides of all copies. All copy machines should be labeled to remind
employees to run two-sided copies. The Mayor shall ensure that all new employees are
informed of this requirement.

Policy Notification:
The Town should provide written notice requiring its manufacturers, producers,
providers, vendors, contractors and consultants to comply with the requirements of this
POLICY while fulfilling contractual obligations for the Town.

Effective Date:
This Town of Waterville Prevention of Waste Policy shall be in full force and effect
immediately upon adoption by the Waterville Town Council.

								
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