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The goal of environmentally preferable purchasing is to purchase products that are beneficial to human health and the environment. The tools below can help to identify candidate products, programs and policy initiatives toward this objective. If you have questions or comments, contact the Purchasing Department at (206) 468-3240.


Common Materials that can be recycled or must be managed properly
Buying Recycled Paint - Tools and Guidelines
Environmental Benefit Calculators
Guidance Documents
Government Programs
Green Business Certification (REACON) -- Excel Document
Green Business Certification (REACON) -- PDF Document
Green Committee Survey
Green Team San Joaquin
Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN)
Standards and Third Party Certifiers
Stockton Area Water Supplier
Stockton Water-Wise Gardening


Buying Recycled Paint

Save money without sacrificing quality – buy recycled paint! Here are some tools to help with your paint purchasing decisions: 

        • Recycled Paint Presentation  

        • Paint Purchasing Fact Sheet  

        • Model Language for Environmentally Preferable Paint Procurement 

        • Be Paint Wi$e Card to help you avoid waste