More than 30% of landfill waste is construction and demolition (C&D) debris. The CDD program ensures that at least 75% of this waste is recovered and diverted from landfills.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Which haulers can I use to take my C&D waste to a Certified Facility?
Please see this list of Authorized Construction and Demolition Haulers List.
- Which Certified Facilities can I haul my waste to in order to recover my CDD Deposit?
Waste can be hauled to a Certified Facility on this list.
- Can I reuse or donate my C&D waste?
Yes, materials reused or donated can be used to comply with the CDD program with the proper documentation. For additional information, please see Building Permit Holders.
- How do I receive my refunded deposit for my completed project?
You must comply with the CDD program to receive either a Certificate of Final Occupancy or a refund if you paid a deposit. For program requirements and further information, please see Building Permit Holders.
- What types of waste diversion facilities are certified?
The following four types of waste facilities can be certified: Administrative, Transfer Only, Transfer Station/Processing, and Landfills/Processing. For more information, please see Certified Waste Diversion Facilities.
- How can I certify my waste diversion facility to become part of the CDD Program?
Please complete and submit a C&D Recycling Facility application form (Microsoft Word document).
San José is conducting a pilot program with GreenHalo Systems to simplify your project waste and recycling reporting via paperless, online submissions.