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C&D Best Practice Workshops at StopWaste

Construction & Demolition Recycling Working Group (January 2016)

On January 22, 2016, StopWaste hosted our Alameda County C&D Working Group to discuss recent updates and pending changes to the C&D industry. Topics included the new CALGreen 2016 code changes that require 65% C&D diversion statewide (as of January 1, 2017), updating local C&D ordinances, and efforts around regional coordination of C&D facility diversion rates. 

Download the presentation here. 


Best Practices in Construction & Demolition Recycling (October 2015)

On October 22, 2015, StopWaste hosted a half-day workshop focused on best practices in meeting and implementing C&D recycling in Alameda County and the Bay Area. Presenters shared their experiences with achieving high diversion rates on building projects seeking to meet code, attain LEED certification, or targeting zero waste. Attendees included builders, contractors, facility operators, designers, and city & county officials.

The full audio recording of the workshop can be downloaded here.

The full agenda is presented below along with links to the presentations:


Agenda & Presentations 

9:30am - 9:45: Welcome & Introductions

Meri Soll, Senior Program Manager, StopWaste​

9:45- 10:00: Overview of codes & regulations affecting C&D

CALGreen, LEED, and other industry updates

Wes Sullens, Program Manager, StopWaste

10:00 - 10:45: Panel 1: Hauler & Facility Operators

What happens to the mixed waste you send to them?

Rebecca Jewell, Recycling Program Manager, Waste Management
Josh Fookes, Owner/Manager, Commercial Waste & Recycling
Michael Gross, Director of Sustainability, Zanker Recycling

10:45 - 11:15: Panel 2: Contractor Best Practices

Getting to 95% recycling and beyond

Emily Naud, Sustainability Manager, GCI General Contractors
Michael Strong, Pankow Builders

11:15 - 11:45: Panel 3: City C&D Requirements & Tracking 

Implementation best practices  

Dennis Corbett, Permit Center Manager/Acting Building Official, City of Pleasanton
Kerry Parker, Program Specialist – Public Works, City of Alameda

11:45 - 12:00pm: Q&A, general discussion & adjourn