Whenever the price of products is reasonably competitive and the quality adequate for the purpose intended, Westchester County will purchase Environmentally Preferable Products.
Environmentally preferable purchasing
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) involves procuring products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. This comparison applies to raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal. Such products or services may include those which contain recycled content, minimize waste, conserve energy or water, or reduce the amount of toxic substances disposed of or consumed by the user.
County offices and departments have been purchasing environmentally preferrable products since as early as 2005, as follows: