The City's Diversion of Construction and Demolition Debris Ordinance was made mandatory effective July 1, 2007. The purpose of the ordinance is to meet the goals of the California Waste Management Act of 1989 which requires all cities and counties in the State to reduce the amount of waste materials deposited in landfills by 65%.
The ordinance and the state building code require the following construction projects to divert and recycle at least 65% of the construction and demolition debris generated:
All New Buildings
Non-Residential projects: Additions of 1,000 square feet or more. Alterations, Remodels and Tenant Improvements with a permit valuation of $200,000 or greater
Residential: Additions and alterations that increase the building's conditioned area, volume or size.
Fee: A non-refundable administrative fee of $56.84 to be paid at time of permit issuance, plus a refundable minimum deposit of $284.43 for the first ton and $56.84 for each additional ton with a cap of $1,000 for residential and $5,000 for nonresidential projects. The deposit will be refunded upon presentation of recycling receipts to the Building Division within 90 days of permit final. Deposits on expired permits are subject to forfeiture.
For further details on program specifics, please check the C&D Debris Diversion Reference Manual
Forms and Applications:
Waste Haulers that recycle:
BFI Waste Systems (888) 742-5234
Frank’s Disposal (818) 352-5001
Looney Bins Inc. (818) 768-7197
Metropolis Disposal (818) 901-2020
Southland Disposal (818) 500-4884
Crown Disposal (818) 767-0675
American Reclamation/South Coast Fibers (888) 999-9330