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A resolution approving Waste Diversion and Recycled Product Purchasing policies

Resolution No. 08-94

WHEREAS, sanitary landfill capacity is an increasingly scare resource in California and throughout the nation and must be preserved; and

WHEREAS, it is difficult and costly to site new landfills; and

WHEREAS, much of the material entering the waste stream can be recycled, reused, or incorporated into manufacturing new products; and

WHEREAS, City participation in and promotion of recycling and other waste diversion and reduction strategies conserves valuable resources, is the sustainable way to conduct business, and significantly reduces the volume of material disposed at a landfill, thereby extending its life and minimizing disposal costs; and

WHEREAS, the development of markets for recyclable materials is essential to effective waste diversion programs and it is therefore necessary to close the recycling loop by developing markets for products which contain recycled materials or are reusable or recyclable; and

WHEREAS, the City entered into a Curbside Recycling Franchise Agreement with Rock Solid Recycling dated October 25, 1993 to operate a comprehensive residential and commercial curbside recycling program, which was implemented on January 3, 1994 and all City departments are participating in said program; and

WHEREAS, Morro Bay Municipal Code Section 3.08.100E(1) established a recycled product purchasing policy and related price preference for products which contain recycled materials or are reusable or recyclable; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public interest to formalize existing waste diversions practices within the City organization and provide additional guidance to City departments regarding the implementation of the existing recycled product purchasing policy.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Morro Bay as follows:

  1. The City of Morro Bay Waste Diversion Policy, attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference is hereby approved.
  2. The City of Morro Bay Recycled Products Purchasing Policy, attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby approved.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Morro Bay at a regular meeting thereof held on the 28th day of March, 1994 by the following vote:

AYES: Crotzer, Luna, Mullen, Unger, and Yates
NOES: None
ABSENT: None
ABSTAIN: None

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