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Construction and Demolition Debris

According to CalRecycle’s 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization Study, construction and demolition materials account for 29% of the waste stream. Many of these materials can be reused or recycled, prolonging our supply of natural resources and reducing costs.

In 2008, California adopted a voluntary green building code for newly constructed buildings, commonly referred to as “CALGreen” (Title 24, Part 11 of the California Building Standards Code). These requirements were made mandatory for nearly all new construction projects in the 2010 building code, and have been enhanced and expanded each code cycle since then. Minimum requirements are now in place for most remodels and additions/alterations as well.

The CALGreen building code includes requirements for C&D recycling. View our Ordinances, Specifications and Codes page for more information.