California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC)

Statutes Pertaining to the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign

General

Public Contract Code (PCC)

  • 12153-12156 and 12320: SABRC mandates for both State agencies and the Legislature.
  • 12164.5-121671.1: Project Recycle for State agencies and the Legislature.
  • 12203(d): Each state agency shall require the businesses with whom it contracts to use, to the maximum extent economically feasible in the performance of the contract work, recycled products.

Antifreeze

Public Resources Code (PRC)

  • None

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(h): Definition of category.
    • 12209(h): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(d)(1): Recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12305(h): Product category.

Compost, Co-Compost, and Mulch (State Agencies Only)

PRC

  • 42230-42231: Definition of Compost.
  • 42240-42246: Compost Market Program for State Agencies.

PCC

  • 12180-12184: Compost, Co-Compost Procurement Mandates.
  • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
  • 12207(c): Definition of category.
  • 12209(c): Definition of postconsumer content.

Glass Products

PRC

  • 14549: Requires every glass manufacturer to annually use a minimum of 35 percent postconsumer cullet for clear glass unless they use 50 percent postconsumer mixed-color cullet for colored glass, then they can use 25 percent postconsumer for clear glass.
  • 19500-19535: Fiberglass made or sold in California must be made with at least 30 percent postconsumer glass.
  • 42700: Requires Caltrans to include recycled glass (and crumb rubber) in paving materials.

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(d): Definition of category.
    • 12209(d): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(d)(1): Recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12305(b): Product Category

Lubricating Oils

PRC

  • 42700-42703: Requires Caltrans to purchase rerefined oil for pavement.

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 10405-10409: Requires State Agencies to purchase of rerefined oil.
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(e): Definition of category.
    • 12209(e): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(d)(1): Recycled-content percentage required.

Metal Products (State Agencies Only)

PRC

  • None

PCC

  • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
  • 12207(k): Definition of category.
  • 12209(k): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • 12305(c): Product Category.

Paint

PRC

  • None

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(g): Definition of category.
    • 12209(g): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(d)(1): Recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12305(e): Product Category.

Paper Products

PRC

  • None

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 10507.5: Encourages University of California to purchase recycled-content paper products.
    • 12164.5-12167.1: Requires State Agencies to purchase recycled-content paper products.
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(a): Definition of category.
    • 12209(a): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(c): Definition and recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12305(a): Product category definition.
    • 12310(a): Percent of purchase.

Plastics

PRC

  • 42290-42297: Recycled-Content Plastic Trash Bag Program.

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(f): Definition of category.
    • 12209(f): Definition of postconsumer-content.
    • Printer or Duplication Cartridges
      • 12156: Definition and percentage of content.
      • 12205(b)(2): Requirement of certification.
      • 12207(f)(2): Definition of product.
      • 12209(f)(2): Definition of percentage requirements.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(d)(1): Definition and recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12305(d): Product Category

Printing and Writing Paper

PRC

  • State Agencies
    • 42750-42791: Recycled-Content Newsprint Program.
    • 42550-42558: Recycled-Content Telephone Directories Program.

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 10507.5: Encourages University of California to purchase fine recycled-content paper.
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(b): Definition of category.
    • 12209(b): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(c): Definition and recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12310(a): Percentage of total dollars spent in this product category.

Solvents (Legislature Only)

PRC

  • None

PCC

  • 12301(d)(1): Recycled-content percentage required
  • 12305(e): Product Category

Steel Products (Legislature Only)

PRC

  • None

PCC

  • 12301(d)(2): Recycled-content percentage required and product definition.
  • 12305(g): Product Category.

Tire-Derived Products (State Agencies Only)

PRC

  • 42890-42895: Requires State Agencies to purchase tire-derived products.
  • 42701: Requires Caltrans to use recycled-content materials in their paving activities.

PCC

  • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
  • 12207(j): Definition of category.
  • 12209(j): Definition of postconsumer content.

Tires

PRC

  • State Agencies
    • 42400-42416: The Retreaded Tire Program.

PCC

  • State Agencies
    • 12200(f): Requirement to purchase.
    • 12207(i): Definition of category.
    • 12209(i): Definition of postconsumer content.
  • Legislature
    • 12301(d)(1): Recycled-content percentage required.
    • 12305(f): Product Category
Last updated: November 18, 2014
State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BuyRecycled/StateAgency/
Contact: SABRC@calrecycle.ca.gov, (916) 341-6199