Recycled Content Products

The University has made significant investments in developing a successful recycling system and recognizes that recycled content products are essential to the continuing viability of that recycling system, and for the foundation of an environmentally sound production system.

Procurement activity may include:

  • Products for which the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established minimum recycled content standard guidelines – such as printing paper, office paper, janitorial paper, construction, landscaping, transportation, vehicles, and non-paper office products – and which contain the highest post-consumer content practicable, but no less than the minimum recycled content standards established by the U.S. EPA Guidelines.
  • Copiers and printers that can be used with recycled content products.
  • Re-refined lubricating and industrial oil for use in vehicles and other equipment, as long as the product is certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API) as appropriate for use in such equipment.
  • Asphalt concrete, aggregate base or portland cement concrete for road construction projects that contains recycled, reusable or reground materials.
  • Recycled content transportation products including signs, cones, parking stops, delineators, and barricades.