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Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling

On July 1, 2008, the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Deposit Ordinance (PDF) took effect. The ordinance requires that the majority of construction, demolition and remodeling projects requiring building, combination and demolition permits pay a refundable C&D Debris Recycling Deposit and divert at least 50% of their debris by recycling, reusing or donating usable materials. The ordinance is designed to keep C&D materials out of local landfills and ensure they get recycled.

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Are you managing debris from a construction or demolition (C&D) project?

Did you pay a construction and demolition debris recycling deposit?

Get more information on:

  • New recycling markets to improve your bottom line
  • Helpful tips and resources to save time and money
  • Updated requirements to ensure a speedy deposit refund

Email: esd_cd@sandiego.gov to sign up for the City's new C&D recycling email list for periodic notifications.

How to Comply with the Ordinance

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