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.
Depending on the material used in the construction of the structure, the waste may be hazardous and can pose health hazards to solid waste workers. This waste includes material such as lead (from lead-painted building materials) or asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM).
Lead-based paint can be harmful to the environment when landfilled. Asbestos and ACM which contain friable asbestos at quantities greater than 1% is considered hazardous asbestos waste and can expose landfill users and solid waste workers to severe health hazards.
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 WastePlanning@rivco.org.
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 WastePlanning@rivco.org.
For a list of construction and demolition debris recyclers, click HERE or visit www.earth911.com for additional options.