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C&D Ordinances, Specifications and Codes

California’s Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen)

Effective January 1, 2011, California’s Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) required the diversion of at least 50 percent of the construction waste generated during most “new construction” projects (CALGreen Sections 4.408 and 5.408). Subsequent amendments have expanded upon what types of construction are covered. View this table to see the current requirements. Please remember, this does not represent a complete list of requirements. Contact your local building department for more information.

Local C&D Ordinances in Alameda County

Many jurisdictions in Alameda County have adopted above-code C&D requirements for projects. The Synopsis Matrix includes a summary of jurisdictional C&D requirements in Alameda County. Note that the statewide green building code (CALGreen) is regularly updated, so it is recommended to check with local officials to ensure compliance with the latest rules and regulations. 

For model C&D debris recycling ordinance language and/or model findings, contact Meri Soll at StopWaste.