Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 34
State Purchasing and Printing
Section 34.032

August 28, 2013


Recycled paper to be used, when--recyclable products to be collected by all state agencies--sale proceeds to fund utilicare.

34.032. 1. The provisions of section 34.040 to the contrary notwithstanding, each department and agency of the state government, including the general assembly, shall purchase, in the manner provided by law, and use recycled paper when recycled paper can be obtained that is comparable to the quality presently used by the department or agency and if the price is competitive. For the purposes of this section, "competitive" means a price within ten percent of the price of items which are manufactured or produced from virgin materials. Attainment goals for the percentage of paper products to be purchased that utilize post-consumer recovered materials shall be:

(1) Ten percent in 1991 and 1992;

(2) Twenty-five percent in 1993 and 1994;

(3) Forty percent in 1995; and

(4) Sixty percent by 2000.

2. Each department and agency of state government shall also purchase a minimum of fifteen percent recycled motor oil for use in motor vehicles.

3. Each department and agency of state government shall cause to be recycled:

(1) A minimum of twenty-five percent of paper products used or fifty percent of the paper disposed of, whichever is greater;

(2) Seventy-five percent of all used motor oil.

4. Each department and state agency shall, to the maximum extent practicable, separate plastics, paper, metals and other recyclable items by July 1, 1990.

5. By January 1, 1990, each department and state agency shall develop, in cooperation with the office of administration, and implement a policy for recycling and waste reduction. Each department and agency shall collect and recycle waste paper and empty aluminum beverage containers generated by employee activity. The office of the governor and the general assembly shall implement a policy for recycling and waste reduction and shall collect and recycle waste paper and aluminum beverage containers generated within its facilities. Recycling programs for agency offices located outside of the city of Jefferson may be coordinated through the office of administration or operated locally provided that the office of administration reviews and approves such programs. Proceeds from the sale of recycled materials may be used to offset costs of the recycling program. Any moneys found by the office of administration to be in excess of costs incurred shall be transferred to the department of social services to be used by the heating assistance program pursuant to sections 660.100 to 660.135.

6. The department of higher education, in cooperation with the office of administration and state colleges and universities, shall develop and distribute guidelines for waste reduction and the collection of recyclable materials generated in classrooms, administrative offices, dormitories, cafeterias and similar campus locations.

7. Bid specifications for solid waste management services issued by any department or agency of state government shall be designed to meet the objectives of sections 260.255 to 260.325, encourage small businesses to engage and compete in the delivery of waste management services and to minimize the long run cost of managing solid waste. Bid specifications shall enumerate the minimum components and minimum quantities of waste products which shall be recycled by the successful bidder. Bids for solid waste management services to state departments and agencies located within the seat of government shall be issued in units in order to maximize opportunities for small business to provide solid waste management services to the state. Each department and agency shall designate one person in an existing position to serve as a solid waste management coordinator to ensure that the agency and the office of administration cooperate to meet the requirements of this section.

(L. 1973 H.B. 384 1, A.L. 1989 H.B. 438, et al.)


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