Construction & Demolition Recycling Information

Construction

The City's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Ordinance was established in 2006 and amended in 2016 to help the City comply with AB 939, which requires local governments to divert at least half of the materials sent to landfills annually, and to enforce the current California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code). The CALGreen Code sets the minimum mandatory Green Building Standards that cities must implement and enforce, which includes requirements for C&D debris recycling and proper waste handling.

  1. Compliance Requirements
  2. Compliance Steps
  3. Applicable Projects

To receive a full-compliance determination and a full refund of the recycling deposit submitted for a project, the following requirements must be met:

  • 65% C&D Diversion Rate: 65% of the project-generated C&D debris must be diverted from landfills through recycling and/or reuse.
  • 100% Soil and Land Clearing Diversion Rate: 100% of excavated soil and land clearing debris generated by the project must be diverted from landfills and shall not be reused if contaminated by disease or pest infestation.
  • Universal Waste Items: All universal waste items present at the project site must be disposed of properly and diverted from landfills.
  • List of Prohibited Items: A list of prohibited universal waste items must be included in the construction documents, if applicable. 

Additional Resources

For more information on statewide C&D debris diversion, proper disposal of universal waste items, converting C&D debris volumes to weights, and Waste Management's C&D hauling services in Woodland, visit the links below.