Purchases: Recycled Paper

Type: 
Policy
Category: 
Finance
Department: 
Purchasing
Phone: 
(541) 463-5608
Primary Contact: 
Stan Barker
Contact Email: 
Narrative: 

Lane Community College will purchase and utilize recycled paper products in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules 125_246_0321 through 125_246_0324.

Paper products include but are not limited to copy paper, envelopes, paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins.

Recycled paper is defined as a paper product with not less than:  

  1. Fifty percent of its fiber weight consisting of secondary waste materials; or
  2. Twenty-five percent of its fiber weight consisting of post-consumer waste.

This policy requires the use and purchase of paper products made from recycled materials when such products satisfy applicable specifications, are available in the desired quantity within a reasonable period of time, and are priced competitively in accordance with preferential rules stated in OAR 125-246-0321 through 125_246_0324. This Administrative Rule states that a preference of 5 percent shall be applied for materials and supplies manufactured from Recycled Materials. In addition, Lane Community College will strive to purchase paper with the highest post-consumer content up to and including 100 percent post-consumer recycled content paper when such paper can meet the requirements stated in the above paragraph.

Date Adopted: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2002
Date Last Reviewed: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011