Construction, Demolition & Landscape
According to Solid Waste Characterizations performed in California, construction and demolition materials account for approximately a quarter of the disposed waste stream. Many waste materials generated during the land development process may be recyclable, thus prolonging our supply of natural resources. To increase diversion of C&D debris and to assist contractors, CalRecycle has developed a C&D Toolkit.
- C&D Waste Management Specifications
- CMRA Master Specifications, Plans and Reports
- Green Building Specifications
- Material Weight Conversion Calculator Recycled Content Product Catalog
- Excerpts from Best Practices in Waste Reduction Videos
- Green Building Events Calendar
To access the toolkit, click here.
San Joaquin County Ordinance #4370
San Joaquin County Ordinance #4370, also known as the Construction, Demolition and Landscaping Debris Recycling and Diversion Ordinance, requires that all Applicable Projects must divert 50% of all Construction and Demolition Debris excluding Inert and Organic material AND 90% of Inert and Organic materials from the landfill through reuse and recycling. All waste materials and materials that cannot be recycled or reused must be delivered to a facility designated by San Joaquin County’s Director of Public Works (209) 468-3000.
Ways to Comply
- A receipt provided by Tracy Material Recovery, a County-designated facility, showing that all materials from an Applicable Project were delivered will constitute full compliance with Ordinance #4370. Receipts must be delivered to San Joaquin County Solid Waste by the permit holder.
- Deliver residuals and source separated materials such as metal, wood, inerts or organics, to Tracy Material Recovery, a County-designated facility. Save all receipts and documentation showing the weight of the load, material and facility information. Receipts and a completed Diversion Report must be delivered to San Joaquin County Solid Waste by the permit holder. For more information, including Compliance Tips, Click Here.
Recyclable Materials Commonly Generated by Construction & Demolition Projects
Aluminum & Tin
|Construction & Demolition “C & D”
Asphalt- roads & roofing shingles
Inerts (dirt, fines)
Computer accessories (ex: keyboard, mouse)