California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign

Program Requirements

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  • Read the SABRC Annual Report Reporting page.
  • Reports are due by October 31st!

The State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) requires that every State department, board, commission, and office, the California State University system, and the Legislature must:

For all State Agencies and for your purchasers, please see the SABRC handout that summarizes the SABRC requirements (PDF, 205 KB) and includes resources.

See also a summary of statutes that pertain to SABRC.

SABRC requires that the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle):

  • Make recommendations on revising the procurement policies of any agency that has not met the SABRC requirements.
  • Every three years, make recommendations to the Legislature for changes necessary to increase the purchase of RCPs and improve SABRC program efficiency.

CalRecycle in partnership with the Department of General Services (DGS) can assist State agencies in meeting their SABRC goals as follows:

  • Review purchasing policies and make recommendations for revisions to ensure RCP purchasing requirements are met.
  • Assist State agencies in establishing RCP-only bids or cooperative purchasing arrangements, which encourages maximum state purchase of RCPs.
  • Review and revise purchasing specifications used by State agencies in order to eliminate restrictive specifications and discrimination against the purchase of RCPs.

The SABRC statutes also require DGS to:

Submit a report to CalRecycle on or before October 31 of each year noting all the previous fiscal year statewide-used contracts, agreements, or schedules for both recycled and non-recycled-content products that fall into one of the SABRC product categories.

How Are We Doing? Find out how State agencies are doing in meeting their recycled-content purchase requirements.

Last updated: July 27, 2010
State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign,
Contact:, (916) 341-6199