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RULE §117.7 Guidelines and Procedures for Collecting and Recycling of Paper through the Single Stream

Published: 2015

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State employees who office in buildings under the Commission's control and those listed on the Commission's facilities inventory shall adhere to the following paper recycling guidelines and procedures:   (1) All contaminant-free white and mixed waste paper, newsprint, and small sized cardboard are recyclable through the Single Stream and must be placed in designated recycling containers provided to the agency. Cardboard boxes, or large sized cardboard, and discarded telephone books are accepted in the Single Stream;   (2) Recycle containers shall be centrally located in areas accessible to employees;   (3) All employees shall participate in the Mandatory Paper Recycling Program training and make a conscientious effort to keep contaminants from entering the recycling containers;   (4) Affected state agencies shall designate paper recycling coordinators who will promote the use of proper recycling methods within the agency;   (5) Custodial personnel who have attended training described in §117.5 of this Chapter shall collect white and mixed waste paper, newsprint, cardboard boxes, large size cardboard, and discarded telephone books, and place them in an area designated by the Commission for disposal; and   (6) The Commission shall collect all waste paper, newsprint, cardboard and discarded telephone books, and transport them to the contracted recycling vendor.   (7) The Commission shall provide feedback and recognition to state agencies when appropriate and inform state agencies when proper recycling methods are not used.

Source Note: The provisions of this §117.7 adopted to be effective May 12, 2010, 35 TexReg 3638