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Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling

Mandatory Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling

The PDF icon C&D Debris Deposit Ordinance requires that the majority of construction, demolition and remodeling projects requiring building, combination and demolition permits divert C&D debris from landfill disposal. For the permit you are applying for, the following needs to be completed:


Submit a completed Waste Management Form


Pay a refundable C&D Debris Recycling Deposit


Divert C&D debris generated from the project by recycling, reusing or donating usable materials

  1. PDF icon Use Franchised Haulers (recommended to help ensure compliance)
  2. PDF icon Use Certified C&D Recycling Facilities


Submit all trash and recycling weight receipts, and documentation within 180 days from final inspection of the project to request the deposit

New C&D Debris Diversion Requirement

For projects with permits issued on or after July 1, 2016, the diversion requirement will increase to 65 percent by weight of the total C&D debris generated by the project. The diversion requirement for projects with permits issued through June 30, 2016 will remain at 50 percent. For periodic program updates, email to sign up for the City's C&D recycling email list.

Managing Your Project

Publications & Resources

Is your project subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? If so, please review these PDF icon CEQA guidelines and the PDF icon CEQA Information Bulletin.

C&D Email Updates

Interested in receiving periodic updates on the C&D program? Send a request to be added to our email list to