The California Green Building Standards Code requires all newly constructed buildings and demolitions to develop a Construction Waste Management Plan (CWMP) and divert a minimum of 65% non-hazardous construction debris. Senate Bill 1374 and the California Code of Regulations Title 24 require developers to help divert waste from landfills and comply with statewide mandates. C&D materials include, but are not limited to: asphalt, concrete, brick, dirt, rock, lumber, cardboard, metals and any vegetative or other land clearing/landscaping materials.
All covered projects are required to reuse, salvage or recycle 65% of all C&D debris generated from the project. Prior to issuance of a demolition or building permit, applicants must submit Part 1 of the Construction Waste Management Plan for approval.