The City of San Leandro adopted a comprehensive Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Policy on October 4, 2004. The policy encourages all staff to consider environmental aspects when procuring products and services for the City.
The purpose of the policy is to:
By actively seeking environmentally preferable products at your business you can improve worker health and safety, increase operating efficiency, reduce costs and liabilities, and have a positive impact on the local and global environment.
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Register as a vendor with the City and receive email notification of bid and quote opportunities. Get information on current bid, quote, and RFP opportunities, as well as, the City's purchasing policy.
Stopwaste.org provides countywide EPP programs and resources. From this site you can download product fact sheets, model policy language, model specifications, green building tools, and bay friendly landscaping tools
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) site offers information about environmentally preferable products and services, and a suite of tools including a searchable database of product-specific information.
The CPG Program is part of EPA's effort to promote the use of recycled products to federal agencies and elsewhere. This site contains product factsheets with minimum recycled-content standards for various products.