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Plastic Trash Bags


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The state of California can reduce landfill waste by taking advantage of the mandatory statewide plastic trash bag contract that comply with the requirements of the Recycled-Content Plastic Trash Bag Law.

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The contract includes bags for all departments (Type I & II) as well as orange and white bags with appropriate markings for Department of Transportation (Type III).

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This contract offers State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) compliant line items. View the contract for complete details.

Contract Name:  Plastic Trash Bags Mandatory Statewide Contract (Bags, Plastic)
Contract ID/Number:  1-18-81-05

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Contract Name:  Plastic Trash Bags Mandatory Statewide Contract (Bags, Plastic)
Contract ID/Number:  1-16-81-05

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Specifications

The following technical and environmental specifications are incorporated in the state's contract(s) and are linked here for informational purposes only.

Plastic Trash Bags

Laws, Regulations, and Policy

Laws

  • Public Contract Code  Sections 12200-12217 - State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign
  • Public Resources Code Sections 42290-42297 - Plastic Trash Bag

Regulations

  • California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 17975-17985 - Recycled Content Trash Bag Program

Certifications and Standards

  • None

Buying Tips

  • Buy plastic trash bags that comply with the requirements of the Recycled-Content Plastic Trash Bag Law. See the Recycled-Content Trash Bag Program website link in the References and Resources accordion for further details.  

References and Resources