Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)

Environmentally preferable purchasing involves choosing products and services that will have no negative effect on the human body, society and the environment when competing with products and services that serve the same purpose, adding to the traditional parameters of price, quality and functionality.

One of the strategies provided in the Zero Waste Resolution was for the Agency and its members to adopt EPPs in order to reduce waste associated with products or services rendered, thereby contributing to the goal of zero waste by 2030. In 2021, the Zero Waste Sonoma Board adopted a new EPP for the Agency's internal use, which will also serve as a model for Sonoma County jurisdictions. This policy is compliant with the SB 1383 jurisdiction procurement requirements. It is available for download at the bottom of this page.

Download the Zero Waste Sonoma Model EPP Policy (Adopted March 2021)


Download the EPP Policy for Businesses (Published April 2021)