Local Government Purchasing InformationMany counties and
municipalities in North Carolina are choosing to play an increasingly active
role in green purchasing efforts. While state agencies' efforts are guided by
and the general statutes to procure green products and support local recycling
markets, local governments are not. But many local governments have
recognized the benefits of green purchasing and are
stepping up to create their own green purchasing policies. They are
driven by the opportunity to directly effect their local programs by changing
their purchasing choices. Local businesses can be receptive to the
requests of their county and town partners as well, and are happy to stock
locally-made and environmentally-friendly products. Our EPP program is
designed to assist state agencies, universities, community colleges, schools,
local governments and businesses with green purchasing efforts. Please
check out some of the resources below, and contact us if you are interested in
creating a policy, need assistance with environmental purchasing efforts and
creating partnerships within your community or are
interested in applying for a buy recycled grant.
||Did you know that local governments can use state term contracts for their
purchases? Find out more about using E-Procurement,
the state's online purchasing catalog and how to register online.
Term contracts are a great way to save resources, as general office
supplies are available at a great price, already negotiated by the
Purchase and Contracts Division.
||Check out EPP policy
examples North Carolina local governments and universities are
putting to good use. Also, research how to establish recycling contracts
and view some examples.
||Visit our local
government assistance page for more information.
Check out best management practices and sample
recycling contracts to learn more about the services DPPEA offers local
||Through Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants,
financial assistance is available for local governments in three categories: buy recycled,
composting and general.
130 are regulations pertaining to local government solid waste responsibilities.
This legislation includes information about the ten-year comprehensive solid waste management plan
required by all local governments, as well as the good-faith effort to achieve the
state's 40 percent municipal solid waste reduction goal.
Local Government Purchasing maintains a wealth of information about
purchasing regulations for local governments and offers classes for
||Check out our links
for information on non-profit organizations that certify green products,
and places to shop for environmentally-friendly products.