Construction and Demolition Debris Management
Waste is generated every time a building is constructed, remodeled, or demolished. This waste is known as Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris. C&D debris often contains bulky, heavy materials, including concrete, wood, asphalt (from driveways and roofing shingles), gypsum (the main component of drywall), metals, bricks, and plastics. C&D debris also includes salvageable building components such as doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures. Much of this C&D debris can easily be recycled or reused rather than disposed.
Residents and contractors engaged in any construction or demolition project must use an authorized hauler to remove material from the project site. When subscribing to service, applicants must confirm that the material will be treated as C&D debris and recycled. Construction bins placed in the public Right-of-Way are required to have an encroachment permit. If a project site cannot be serviced by a construction bin in either the project site or public Right-of-Way, please see program exemptions for more information about how to appropriately recycle or haul debris.
Building permit applicants with projects over 1,000 square feet or more (including demolition/remodels) to submit a Building Debris Management Report and a Performance Security. The Performance Security amount is calculated at the lesser of 3% of the project cost or $10,000. The Performance Security is refunded if the applicant can document that at least 65% of the project debris is reused or recycled. Projects requiring the complete demolition of all structures on site may also require a separate Performance Security.
For more information about the City’s Construction and Demolition Program, please see Chapter 9.14 of the Municipal Code and the links below.