California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

C&D Debris Recycling

California Local C&D Diversion Programs and Initiatives

To obtain the best information on your community’s C&D requirements and facilities, contact your local assistance representative.

Local mandates adopted prior to January 1, 2011, may not reflect California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) requirements. Local jurisdictions have to implement CALGreen or their local C&D ordinance, policy or directive, whichever is more stringent. The sample ordinances previously included on this page were older than 2011, so they have been removed to avoid confusion.

For more information on CALGreen's waste diversion requirements, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

C&D Model Ordinance Instruction Guide

Last updated: December 11, 2015
Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling
C&D Program Staff: (916) 341-6489