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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 2010, California adopted mandatory green building codes for newly constructed buildings, commonly referred to as “CALGreen” (Title 24, Part 11 of the California Building Standards Code). CALGreen is updated in conjunction with the rest of the entire statewide building code on a three-year cycle. 

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

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