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Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste

The Construction and Demolition, or C&D, Waste Diversion Program is a Riverside County Program designed to comply with AB 939 and the CALGreen Building Code, Materials Conservation and Resource Efficiency section. The requirement is intended for applicants (anyone applying for a building permit or a demolition permit within Riverside County) to recycle a minimum of 65% of nonhazardous construction materials from the total waste generated from construction. 

Construction, demolition and renovation (CD&R) waste includes debris generated by the construction, demolition or renovation of buildings, homes, mobile homes, and other structures.

Riverside County must comply with the California Green Building Standards Code, which includes mandatory C&D recycling. For information contact the Riverside County Building and Safety Department.

Projects that require a building permit may have the potential to generate C&D waste and therefore may be required to complete the following to obtain permit clearance:

Step 1:  Waste Recycling Plan (WRP) - Form B to identify the expected material types and locations for recycling of C&D waste resulting from the project, prior to permit issuance. Once completed, please submit Form B to [email protected].

Step 2:  Waste Reporting Form - Form C is required upon completion of the project, prior to final inspection and demonstrates the actual quantity of C&D waste recycled. Once completed, please submit Form C and receipts to [email protected].

For a list of construction and demolition debris recyclers, click HERE or visit for additional options.

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    Here are a few tips to stop waste before it starts:

    • Avoid leftovers: measure twice and cut once.

    • Choose materials that are durable and do not have to be replaced frequently.

    • Use energy efficient lighting fixtures, insulation, and appliances.

    • Instead of traditional demolition, consider salvaging and careful deconstruction so that the materials can be reused.

    • Ask your contractor to recycle your old materials; it might even save you money!

    Perhaps the best way to reuse materials is to buy recycled! There are many items available that come from recycled content, such as plastic lumber, floor tile from tires, and many plastic items. Purchasing items with recycled content instead of products made from new materials helps to increase recycling efforts and reuses valuable materials that might otherwise be landfilled.

    For additional recycling information for carpet, appliance, drywall, metal, or more, please visit the Waste Guide.

    This information above is offered as a public service in an effort to eliminate illegal and improper waste disposal. As the information may not be comprehensive, the Department encourages the public to research additional companies that are available for the services sought. The companies are not affiliated, endorsed or regulated by the Department. Accordingly, as with any professional service, please confirm the accuracy of the company’s information and request copies or verification of the company's license and/or permits to provide the service, prior to utilizing its services. Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, shall the Department be held responsible or liable for reliance on this information.  If you would like to include your company on the list, please contact [email protected] or call (951) 486-3200.