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Construction & Demolition Diversion (CDD) Program

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

  1. 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.
  2. Which Certified Facilities can I haul my waste to in order to recover my CDD Deposit?
    Waste can be hauled to a City-Certified Facilities only on this map.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. How can I verify 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.