(b) In furtherance of the aforesaid goal, the Secretary of the Department of Administration in consultation with the Secretary shall develop a comprehensive procurement program for recycled products. The program shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) A review, and subsequent revision, of existing procurement procedures and bid specifications to remove language that discriminates against recycled products;
(2) A review, and subsequent revision, of existing procurement procedures and bid specifications to ensure that, to the maximum extent possible, all agencies and instrumentalities of the state purchase recycled products: Provided, That recycled paper products shall be given a price preference of ten percent: Provided, however, That priority shall be given to paper products with the highest postconsumer content;
(3) A plan to eliminate, to the maximum extent possible, the use of disposable and single-use products; and
(4) A requirement that all agencies and instrumentalities of the state use compost in all land maintenance and landscaping activities: Provided, That the use of composted or deep stacked poultry litter products, certified by the Commissioner of Agriculture as being free from organisms that are not found in poultry litter produced in this state, have priority unless determined to be economically unfeasible by the agency or instrumentality.
(c) The Secretary shall prepare and submit an annual report on the thirty-first day of January of each year summarizing the program's accomplishments, prospects for the future, and any recommendations. The report shall be submitted to the Governor, Speaker of the House of Delegates and President of the Senate.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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