The County has adopted specific policies to recycle and reduce waste. These include:
CEO memorandum sent in 2008 to all department heads, based on a Board Order to reduce paper-based correspondence in County operations. Policies include instruction to copy/print double-sided and utilize recycled-content paper.
Adopted in 2007, these policies ask for departments to follow the County's "green" initiatives goals by purchasing products that minimize environmental impacts, such as products made from recycled-content.
Adopted in 2004, these directives guide the departmental recycling program. While, initally, the directives helped jump-start the County's Department Recycling Program, now they serve as a reminder to County employees and supervisors that the Department Recycling Program is Board mandated.
Adopted in 2010, this Board Motion restricts the use and purchase of expanded polystyrene food (styrofoam) containers at County operations.
CEO memorandum sent in 2009 to all department heads to implement the purchase and use of remanufactured laser toner cartridges, where available, for all black and white desktop printers and copiers.
Released by the CEO, it states..."Provide a system of regional public works infrastructure and services that proactively complies with or exceeds all environmental quality regulations in the areas of...solid waste..." (Goal 3, Strategy 2a).