California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Construction/Demolition and Inert Debris Permitting

Transfer Processing vs. CDI Processing

CDI Transfer/processing facilities can also be regulated under a traditional municipal solid waste (MSW) transfer/processing permit. Here are some differences to consider between the transfer processing permitted facilities and CDI permitted facilities:

Transfer/Processing Article 6.0

  • No CDI definition restriction, may accept any type of nonhazardous waste
  • No source separation limit (1st part test)
  • No putrescibles limit (3rd part test)
  • No residual requirement (5th part test)
  • No new public hearing requirement
  • No fire prevention plan
  • No three strikes requirement
  • No scale requirement
  • Public perception of “MSW”--a transfer station (TS) vs. a CDI operation
  • Storage times and amounts can be established in full permit conditions
  • Storage amounts uncertain (scavenging and salvaging state minimum standards and permit conditions)
  • Registration tier >15 tons per day (tpd) and <100 tpd
  • Full permit requirement 100 tpd +

CDI Processing Article 5.9 When Permitted as CDI Facility Then:

  • C&D debris only shall be accepted
  • Registration tier >25 tpd & <175 tpd
  • Full permit requirement 175 tpd +
  • Specific storage times
  • Specific storage amounts
  • Scale/receipt requirements
  • <40 percent residual – 60 percent recycling requirement for medium volume
  • 3 strikes provision for medium volume
  • Public hearing requirement
Last updated: January 22, 2004
Construction, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LEA/Training/
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: Melissa.Hoover-Hartwick@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6813