Products used to contain, maintain, or enhance decorative and protective vegetation or areas surrounding buildings and roadways. Examples include compost, garden implements, and landscape timbers. Products in this category may also apply to the acquisition of landscaping, construction, and facilities operations & maintenance services.
References and Guidance
Although compost has been designated by EPA as a recycled content product, it is both a recycled content product and a biobased product.
To promote fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, consider using a SmartWay Transport Partner for shipment of your products.
FAR clause 52.223-2, Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts, requires contractors to report annually "on the product types and dollar value of any USDA-designated biobased products purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year." Reporting is done through the System for Award Management in the fall, following conclusion of a Federal fiscal year.