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Procurement and Payables

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-263-9400 TTY Relay: 711
Fax: 206-296-7675/ 206-296-7676

Environmental Purchasing Program

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King County's award winning Environmental Purchasing Program provides county personnel with information and technical assistance to help them identify, evaluate, and purchase economical and effective environmentally preferable products and services. Environmentally preferable procurement considers multiple product attributes, such as toxicity, durability, emissions, recycled content and conservation of resources, in addition to price, performance and availability. The program is guided by the county's environmental purchasing policy and is supported by additional sustainable strategic goals and policies.


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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

SPLC Founding Members

King County is a founding member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC). This year old nonprofit organization’s mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.



Annual Sustainability Report

The 2013 Annual Environmental Sustainability Report summarizes information by County operations and service to the broader community surrounding five major goal areas of the county’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP): transportation and land use, energy and green building, forests and agriculture, consumption and materials management, and preparing for climate change impacts.


Copy Paper Reduction

The 2013 target “20 percent reduction in copy paper usage” has been exceeded. Overall, use is down over 21 percent since 2010.

The County has achieved savings of more than $200,000 over the past three years, due to these waste reduction efforts, including default double-sided copying, electronic documents in lieu of paper copies and other paper conservation strategies.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Environmental Purchasing Program at 206-263-9294, or email

Note: Documents on this page are available in portable document format (PDF).