San Diego

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling

On July 1, 2008, the PDF icon Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Deposit Ordinance 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 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.

New Construction and Demolition (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: [email protected] to sign up for the City's C&D recycling email list.

Managing Your Project

Publications & Resources

Is your project subject to CEQA? If so, please review these PDF icon CEQA guidelines and the PDF icon CEQA Information Bulletin.

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


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