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Disposing of Construction & Demolition Waste
Compliance with the CDD program is simple. You can use an authorized hauler or self-haul your Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste to a certified waste diversion facility, reuse it, and/or donate it for reuse, then submit your weight tags and/or donation receipts to the City for verification. At least 75 percent of your C&D waste must be diverted to a certified facility, reused, or donated for reuse. 

California Green Buildings Standards Code (CALGreen)
Projects subject to the CALGreen Building Code pay a non-refundable flat fee. Complying with the CDD program is required to receive Certificate of Final Occupancy. As an option, the establishment and proof of adherence to a waste management plan is sufficient in meeting CALGreen documentation requirements.  

All Other Building Codes
Projects subject to other Building Codes may be subject to the CDD deposit program and pay a refundable deposit. Refunds must be initiated within 365 days of any type of permit inactivity and approved refunds will be issued within 90 days of submittal.

Contact the Building Department if you have questions about the Building Code to which your project is subject.

Material Hauled to a Waste Facility
  • You can haul your C&D waste to a City-certified waste diversion facility yourself or use a City-authorized hauler.
  • If you elect to use an authorized hauler, instruct your hauler to take all project construction and demolition debris to a City-certified C&D waste  facility.
  • Inform the facility that the waste is C&D debris and instruct the facility to include the project’s building permit number on all weight tags.
  • Keep all weight tags with the project’s building permit number listed on them.
  • Submit permit receipt, all weight tags, and the completed application to the City.
  • For projects subject to CALGreen Building Standards Code, a CDD Final Sign-off is required. Call (408) 535-8566 to schedule an appointment. 

Material Donation or Re-Use 
  • Prepare one-page written description if materials were reused or donated or if no excess materials were generated.
  • Attach photographs of project salvaged materials.
  • Collect all donation receipts, if material was donated.
  • Include the project’s building permit number on all pages.
  • Submit permit receipt, all required information, and the completed application to the City.
  • For projects subject to CALGreen Building Standards Code, a CDD Final Sign-off is required. Call (408) 535-8566 to schedule an appointment.