Requiring all building materials, packaging, vegetation to be reused or recycled (Construction and Demolition Ordinance)
San Francisco, CA
How you can benefit
If you have construction and demolition (C&D) debris, you can sell reusable or recyclable materials (such as metal, wood, drywall, cardboard, concrete, etc.) that are separated at the job site (source-separated). You must take them to a facility that reuses or recycles those materials, such as these Registered Facilities (per the C&D ordinance).
Mixed C&D debris must be transported off-site by Registered Transporters to Registered Facilities that process debris for recycling. C&D debris includes all building materials like asphalt, concrete, brick, rock, soil, lumber, gypsum wallboard, cardboard and other packaging, roofing, tile, carpeting, fixtures, pipes, metals, tree stumps and vegetation from clearing land.
100% of C&D debris cannot be put in the garbage or landfill.
Who can take action
It applies to all construction, such as:
- New construction
- Tenant improvements
- Partial and full demolitions
Mary Williams, Construction and Demolition Recycling Assistant, San Francisco Department of the Environment, (415) 355-3767, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 9, 2015