Construction & Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance

Print

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 50%.

Program Requirements

The ordinance requires the following construction projects to divert and recycle at least 50% of the construction and demolition debris generated:

  • All Demolitions 
  • 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 $50 to be paid at time of permit issuance, plus a refundable minimum deposit of $250 for the first ton and $50 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.   

For further details on program specifics, please check the C&D Debris Diversion Reference Manual

Forms and Applications:

Instructions

How to Calculate Debris

Waste Management Plan (WMP) - Residential

Waste Management Plan (WMP)- Commercial

Recycling Summary Report (RSR) - Long Form

Deposit Refund Request

Job Tracking Sheet

C&D Materials Conversion Worksheet 

List of Local Recyclers

List of Resources

 

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

 

Links

CalRecycle C&D Webpage 

View Full Site