California Public Contract Code Section 12209
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12209. For purposes of this article, the following minimum content
(a) Recycled paper products shall consist of at least 30 percent,
by fiber weight, postconsumer fiber.
(b) (1) Recycled printing and writing paper shall consist of at
least 30 percent, by fiber weight, postconsumer fiber.
(2) Printed newspapers that meet the requirements of Chapter 15
(commencing with Section 42750) of Part 3 of Division 30 of the
Public Resources Code shall be considered in compliance with the
requirements of this section.
(c) For recycled compost, cocompost, and mulch, at least 80
percent of the product shall consist of materials, including, but not
limited to, the materials listed in subdivision (c) of Section
12207, that would otherwise be normally disposed of in landfills.
(d) For recycled glass, the total weight shall consist of at least
10 percent postconsumer material.
(e) Rerefined lubricating oil shall have a base oil content
consisting of at least 70 percent rerefined oil.
(f) (1) For recycled plastic products, other than printer or
duplication cartridges, the total weight shall consist of at least 10
percent postconsumer material.
(2) Recycled printer or duplication cartridges shall comply with
either the requirements set forth in subdivision (e) of Section 12156
or the general requirement for recycled plastic products set forth
in paragraph (1).
(g) Recycled paint shall have a recycled content consisting of at
least 50 percent postconsumer paint. Preconsumer or secondary paint
does not qualify as "recycled paint" pursuant to this subdivision. If
paint containing 50 percent postconsumer content is unavailable, or
is restricted by a local air quality management district, a state
agency may substitute paint with at least 10 percent postconsumer
(h) Recycled antifreeze fluid shall have a recycled content of at
least 70 percent postconsumer materials.
(i) Retreaded tires must use an existing casing that has undergone
an approved or accepted recapping or retreading process, in
accordance with Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 42400) of Part 3
of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code.
(j) For tire-derived products, the total content shall consist of
at least 50 percent recycled used tires.
(k) For recycled metal products, the total weight shall consist of
at least 10 percent postconsumer material.
(l) For reused or refurbished products, there is no minimum
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Last modified: October 1, 2013