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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:

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Submit a completed Waste Management Form

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Pay a refundable C&D Debris Recycling Deposit

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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

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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 esd_cd@sandiego.gov 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 ESD_CD@sandiego.gov.