Cleaning supplies are commodities for cleaning or preparation for cleaning. Chemical composition of cleaners is the key consideration to reduce impacts on the environment and human health. Using products with low levels of volatile organic compounds minimizes employee exposure to chemicals and improves indoor air quality.

The state has established a DGS purchasing standard to provide the minimum environmentally preferable purchasing requirements to buy green janitorial cleaners. The statewide trash bags contracts meet the minimum postconsumer recycled content requirements of the Recycled-Content Plastic Trash bag law.