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Petaluma City Schools |  AR  3511.1  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Integrated Waste Management   

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For all applicable areas of district operations, the Superintendent or designee shall design an integrated waste management program that minimizes the generation of waste, encourages the recovery and diversion of reusable materials from the waste stream, improves efficiency in the utilization of natural and material resources, and protects the environment. The program shall implement measures and/or practices to:

1. Reduce the consumption of disposable materials, increase the composting of organic materials and fully utilize all materials prior to disposal.

(cf. 3510 - Green School Operations)

2. Recycle materials such as paper, glass, plastic and aluminum.

Any school site or district facility which generates more than four cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week shall take at least one of the following actions: (Public Resources Code 42649.2; 14 CCR 17225.12)

a. Source separate recyclable materials from solid waste and subscribe to a basic level of recycling service that may include collection, self-hauling, or other arrangement for the pickup of the recyclable materials

b. Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation

3. Prefer recycled and other environmentally preferable products when procuring materials for use in district schools and buildings or contracting for the construction or modernization of any district building.

(cf. 3300 - Expenditures and Purchases)

(cf. 3311 - Bids)

(cf. 3312 - Contracts)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

4. Work with vendors and contractors to use packaging and delivery materials that generate less waste.

5. Minimize the use of nonbiodegradable materials and work with city, county or other government agencies to locate markets for the district's reusable and recyclable materials.

(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 7131 - Relations With Local Agencies)


approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California

revised: March 8, 2016