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Local Government Summaries: C&D

Jurisdictions With Construction & Demolition (C&D) Ordinances

The following jurisdictions have passed a C&D Ordinance.
County: Los Angeles
Jurisdiction Notes
Los Angeles–Unincorporated The county passed a construction and demolition (C&D) ordinance on January 4, 2005, that applies to all C&D projects with a value in excess of $100,000, all permits which consist of the demolition of a structure or structures, irrespective of the total value of the demolition work, and all projects which consist only of grading, irrespective of the total value of the grading work. All applicants for covered projects must submit a recycling and reuse plan (RRP) demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of all soil, rock, and gravel, and at least 50 percent of all C&D debris, excluding inert material. Inert material may comprise no more than 2/3 of the project’s C&D debris for the purpose of meeting the 50 percent requirement unless it is determined the project will not generate enough other C&D debris to meet the requirement. No permits for covered projects will be issued unless and until the project has an approved RRP. Project applicants must submit an initial progress report no later than 90 days after issuance of the permit. Annual progress reports must be submitted thereafter until the completion of the project. Within 45 days of project completion, the permit applicant must submit a final compliance report and proper documentation regarding the amount of debris generated and diverted. Failure of the permit applicant to submit the interim or final report or proper documentation may result in administrative penalties and the county may withhold approval of any or all future RRPs submitted by the responsible person for any projects until the administrative penalty has been paid. For more information, see the county’s C&D web page.
Artesia The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all building permits for projects over 7,500 square feet or $1,000,000 and to demolition projects over 7,500 square feet or $100,000. Permit applicants for covered projects are required to complete the first half of the job site recycling and waste reduction plan (JSR&WRP) prior to beginning the project. When the project is completed, prior to final inspection or the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the applicant must complete the second portion of the JSR&WRP. Permit applicants that fail to comply with the requirements of the C&D ordinance may be subject to civil penalties and fines up to $1,000.
Baldwin Park The city passed a C&D ordinance on October 15, 2003, that applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects, including re-roofing projects that involve the removal of the existing roof. Applicants for covered projects must submit a construction and demolition materials management plan (C&DMMP) demonstrating how the applicant will divert at least 50 percent of the project’s waste, which must be approved prior to receiving a building permit. The permit applicant must also submit a security deposit in the amount of 3 percent of the total project cost, not to exceed $10,000 and no less than $50. Within 90 days of project completion, the applicant must submit documentation demonstrating they met the diversion requirement. If the applicant fails to achieve the 50 percent diversion requirement or if the applicant fails to submit the required documentation within the 90-day time period, the city may retain all or a portion of the security deposit. In addition, the building department may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy prior to applicant’s submittal of the required documentation, but applicant must submit the required documentation prior to receiving the final certificate of occupancy. See Title V, Chapter 53 of the city’s municipal code.
Bellflower The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects within the city for which total costs are, or are projected to be, greater than or equal to $50,000 dollars, and all city-sponsored construction, demolition and renovation projects for which total costs are equal to or greater than $50,000 dollars. All building permit applicants for covered projects must submit a waste management plan (WMP) that must be approved prior to receiving a permit. All applicants for projects with a total cost of equal to or greater than $150,000 must also submit a security deposit of 3 percent of the total projected cost of the project. Covered projects are required to divert 100 percent of inert debris and at least 50 percent of the remaining C&D debris generated by the project via reuse or recycling. Within 30 days of the completion of a covered project, the applicant must submit documentation showing they have complied with their WMP as a condition of receiving a certificate of occupancy. For more information see Chapter 9-11 of the city’s municipal code.
Duarte The city’s C&D ordinance applies to building, demolition, grading, encroachment, or other permits greater than two units on residentially zoned property. The C&D ordinance also applies to roofing projects that include tear-off of any portion of the existing roof. Covered projects are required to divert a minimum of 50 percent of the waste generated by the project. All applicants of covered projects must submit a waste management and diversion plan (WMDP) and submit a security deposit in the amount set by resolution of the city council prior to receiving a permit. Within 60 days following the completion of a covered project, the applicant shall submit a C&D waste diversion and disposal report confirming the applicant’s compliance in diverting at least 50 percent of the waste generated prior to the final inspection, issuance of a certificate of occupancy, and the release of the applicant’s security deposit. The city’s C&D ordinance also authorizes the city’s C&D compliance official to certify C&D processing facilities if the facility diverts at least 50 percent of the incoming C&D waste; the city shall make available to all permit applicants a list of certified C&D processing facilities. For more information, see Title 6, Chapter 6.10 of the city’s municipal code.
Gardena The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all residential dwellings of greater than 2 units, or any that are part of a greater planned development. It also applies to construction projects greater than $50,000 and greater than 1,000 square feet. As a condition for a permit to be issued for a building or demolition project that involves the production of solid waste that may be delivered to a landfill, the applicant must post a cash deposit of $5,000 up to $15,000 depending on the value of the project according to a scale in Section 8.20.070 of the city’s municipal code. Applicants of all covered projects are required to divert a minimum of 50 percent of the project’s waste. The deposit is refunded in whole if an applicant submits documentation showing the 50 percent diversion goal has been achieved, or in part if a lesser diversion rate is achieved. For more information, see Title 8, Chapter 8.20, Section 8.20.060 of the city’s municipal code, or see the city’s web page.
Glendora The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects within the city with a total valuation cost of $100,000 or more, and all city-sponsored construction, demolition, and renovation projects. All applicants for covered projects must submit a WMP demonstrating they will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated, and a performance security of 3 percent of the total project cost up to $10,000, prior to receiving a permit. Within 60 days of completion of any covered project, the applicant shall submit to the WMP official documentation showing the project has met the diversion requirement. The city may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy prior to receiving such documentation; however, the city will not issue a final certificate of occupancy until the project applicant submits documentation of their diversion activities. If the applicant fails to meet the diversion requirement or to make a good faith effort to meet the diversion requirement, the city may withhold part or all of the security deposit for failure to comply. If the city’s franchise hauler guarantees they will divert at least 50 percent of the C&D waste from C&D roll-off boxes, use of the exclusive franchise hauler will satisfy the requirements of meeting the 50 percent diversion goal. For more information, see Title 6, Chapter 6.09 of the city’s municipal code.
Hawaiian Gardens The city adopted a C&D ordinance in 1999 that applies to all public or private building or demolition projects of 800 square feet or more. Applicants of covered projects must develop and implement a JSR&WRP identifying materials that may be recycled, reused, or salvaged. In addition, persons wishing to demolish a structure of 800 square feet or more shall make known publicly their intent to demolish the structure and the availability of potentially salvageable materials. For more information see the city’s municipal code.
Hawthorne The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all C&D projects over 10,000 square feet in gross floor area. Applicants of covered projects are required to divert the maximum feasible amount of C&D debris, but no less than 50 percent of the C&D waste generated. Persons seeking a C&D permit must submit quantity projections for C&D debris generated by the project and a $250 deposit. The city will return the deposit when the applicant satisfactorily demonstrates compliance with the diversion requirements. The city requires all developers, C&D contractors, and any person hauling C&D debris from a C&D project to report quantities diverted and disposed upon completion of the project. Prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for new construction projects, the city must receive satisfactory C&D debris diversion reports from the permittee. The city has semi-exclusive franchise agreements with haulers for C&D materials that require the haulers to deliver recyclables to one or more recyclable processing facilities and C&D debris to one or more C&D debris processing facilities. Franchise contractors will not transport and deliver any recyclables or C&D debris to any solid waste disposal facility for disposal or use as ADC. Franchise contractors are required to report in quarterly reports and annual reports to the city the tons of recyclable and C&D debris that were diverted by recyclable processing facilities and C&D debris processing facilities. For more information on the city’s C&D ordinance, see Title 8, Chapter 8.17c of the city’s municipal code, or the see the city’s semi-exclusive franchise agreement.
Hidden Hills The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all C&D projects that involve 1,000 or more square feet of building space, or that cost $50,000 or more. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, all permit applicants for covered projects must submit a completed recycling and waste reduction (RWR) application demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated by the project. The permit application must identify the hauler, if any, of the C&D waste. Such hauler shall have entered into a collection agreement with the city. Permit applicants for covered projects must also submit a security deposit of $50 for each estimated ton of C&D debris to be generated but not less than $1,500. Within 30 days of completion of any covered project and as a condition of final inspection and issuance of any certificate of occupancy, the permit applicant shall submit a RWR final compliance report and appropriate documentation of the amount of waste generated and diverted from the project. If the permit applicant fails to achieve the 50 percent diversion goal, the city may retain all or a portion of the security deposit.
Huntington Park The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all construction, renovation, tenant improvement and demolition projects, including city-sponsored projects, the total cost of which are projected to be $50,000 or greater, or are 1,000 square feet or greater. All covered projects are required to divert at least 60 percent of all project-related C&D material. Applicants for any covered construction or demolition project shall complete and submit a WMP, which must be approved prior to the issuance of any permit. In preparing the WMP, applicants for demolition permits involving the removal of all or part of an existing structure shall consider deconstruction, to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make the materials generated thereby available for salvage. Project applicants for covered projects must also submit a performance security to the city in the amount calculated to 3 percent of the total cost of the entire project up to $30,000, but not less than $5,000. Within 30 days of the completion of any covered project, and prior to the issuance of any occupancy permit, the applicant shall submit documentation that substantiates that they have met the diversion requirement for the project. If the WMP compliance official determines that the diversion requirement has not been met, he or she shall return only the portion of the performance security equivalent to the portion of C&D material actually diverted compared to the portion that should have been diverted according to the WMP. If the WMP compliance official determines that the applicant has fully failed to comply with the diversion requirement or if the applicant fails to submit the required diversion documentation within the required time period, then the entire performance security shall be forfeited to the city.
Inglewood The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all residential and commercial C&D projects, including re-roofing projects that include the removal of the existing roof, and all city public works and public construction projects. Applicants for all covered projects must submit a WMP demonstrating how they will divert 50 percent of the waste generated, and a performance security (the amount to be established by the city council). Within 30 days of project completion, the permit applicant must submit a compliance reporting form that shows they diverted 50 percent of the waste to receive a refund of their security deposit. The ordinance also makes it unlawful for any person other than the city’s franchise hauler or a self-hauler to transport C&D waste in the city. The city shall prepare and publish a list of approved C&D recycling centers and inert debris engineered fill operations. The list of approved facilities will be provided to applicants upon the issuance of any building or demolition permit. For more information, see Chapter 7, Article 7 of the city’s municipal code.
La Cañada Flintridge The city adopted a C&D ordinance in May 2001 that applied to all construction, renovation, and demolition projects over 2,000 square feet until January 1, 2002, when the threshold was lowered to 1,000 square feet. The C&D ordinance also applies to all city-sponsored construction, demolition, and renovation projects. Applicants of covered projects are required to submit a debris management report outlining how at least 50 percent of the debris generated by the project will be recycled, and the contractors must supply a performance security amounting to 3 percent of the estimated project cost, with a maximum amount of $10,000. No final inspection by the building and safety department may be completed unless and until the applicant submits documentation demonstrating compliance with the diversion requirements. If the applicant for a covered project violates any provision of the C&D ordinance, they shall forfeit the performance security for the project. A second violation by the same applicant in a calendar year, for any covered project, shall be subject to forfeiture of the performance security and a fine of $200. A third violation, in addition to forfeiting the performance security, shall be cause for suspension, after an administrative hearing, of the applicant’s business license for a period of 12 months. Permit applicants receive a C&D debris recycling information package to assist in the diversion process. For more information, see Title 9, Chapter 9.14 of the city’s municipal code.
Lynwood The city passed a C&D ordinance on September 18, 2001, that applies to projects (including city-sponsored projects) greater than or equal to $100,000 in value involving construction, remodeling or demolition. Permit applicants for covered projects must submit a construction and demolition waste reduction and recycling plan (CDWRRP) demonstrating how the project will divert at least 50 percent of the project’s waste. Projects valued at $100,000 to $499,999 must submit a “recycling fee” deposit of 2 percent of the estimated value of the project. Projects valued at $500,000 or more must submit a recycling fee deposit of 1 percent of the projected value of the project. The amount of money refunded is equal to the project’s diversion rate times the recycling fee paid. Applicants of all covered and non-covered projects are required to use the city’s franchise hauler for non-separated recyclables and disposal. The franchise hauler is required to conduct a floor sort of all non-separated recyclables and provide the amount of disposed and recycled material to the applicant. For more information, see Chapter 9, Section 9-6 of the city’s municipal code.
Manhattan Beach The city adopted its C&D ordinance on January 6, 2004, and it became effective February 20, 2004. The ordinance applies to all construction, renovation, and remodeling projects of $100,000 or more in value, all demolition projects regardless of cost, and all re-roofing projects that require tear-off of the existing roof. The ordinance also applies to all city-sponsored construction, demolition, and renovation projects with a projected cost of $100,000 or more. Permit applicants for covered projects must submit a WMP with their permit applications. Applicants for projects involving the removal of all or part of an existing structure shall consider deconstruction, to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make the materials generated thereby available for salvage prior to landfilling. At the end of the project, and prior to final building approval, the applicant must submit documentation to the WMP compliance official demonstrating they diverted 50 percent of the waste. Project applicants that fail to comply, or to make a good faith effort to comply, may be subject to potential penalties of up to $5,000 for demolition projects and up to $10,000 for all other projects. For more information see Title 5, Chapter 5.26 of the city’s municipal code.
Monrovia The city passed a C&D ordinance in September of 2003 that applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects in the city that have a gross area of 1,000 square feet or greater. All city-sponsored construction, demolition and renovation projects, regardless of size, are considered covered projects. Permit applicants must submit a WMP demonstrating how the project will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated by the project and a security deposit of $0.20 per square foot of the project or $250, whichever is greater, prior to receiving a permit for the project. The final inspection of a covered project will not be scheduled and no temporary or permanent certificate of occupancy will be issued until the applicant submits an acceptable final report demonstrating the project has met the 50 percent diversion goal or that applicant has made a good faith effort to meet the goal. If the solid waste program administrator determines the applicant has not met the diversion requirement or has not made a good faith effort to comply, then the performance security shall be forfeited to the city. For more information, see Title 8, Chapter 8.09 of the city’s municipal code.
Monterey Park The city adopted a C&D ordinance in November 2002 that requires C&D projects to use the franchise hauler or, if self-hauling, applicants for covered projects must submit a building debris management report (BDMR) demonstrating how they will achieve 50 percent diversion. Permit applicants that use the city’s franchise hauler do not need to submit a BDMR or provide documentation regarding the project’s diversion rate at the conclusion of the project. The city council shall establish by resolution the maximum square footage of a construction, remodeling, or demolition project for which the self-hauler is not required to submit a BDMR to collect, process, or dispose of C&D debris. Applicants of covered projects that are self-hauling C&D debris must first submit Part 1 of a BDMR before the applicant is authorized to collect, process, or dispose C&D debris generated by the project. Within 30 days of collection, processing, or disposal of C&D debris generated by the project, and prior to the final permit signoff, the permittee shall submit to the city Part 2 of the BDMR and documentation verifying the applicant diverted at least 50 percent of the C&D debris from the project. If the applicant fails to submit Part 2 of the BDMR or to meet the 50 percent diversion goal, in order for the permittee to submit a BDMR for the immediately following project, the applicant must first post a refundable cash bond, the amount of which shall be set by city council resolution. The security deposit will be held by the city pending the submittal of Part 2 of the BDMR and all required documentation. For more information, see Title 6, Chapter 6.08 of the city’s municipal code.
Norwalk The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects (including city-sponsored projects) for which cost is projected to be $50,000 or greater. Covered projects also include re-roofing projects that require tear-off of the existing roof. Permit applicants for covered projects must submit a WMP demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated, and a security deposit (the amount set by city council resolution). All applicants for demolition projects shall consider deconstruction options to the maximum extent feasible in their WMP and shall make the materials generated thereby available for salvage. Prior to completion of a covered project, the applicant must submit documentation showing the diversion requirement has been met. Applicants that fail to meet the 50 percent diversion requirement may forfeit their security deposit. For more information, see Title 8, Chapter 8.48, Article X of the city’s municipal code.
Pasadena The city adopted a C&D ordinance in November 4, 2002, that became effective December 18, 2002. The ordinance requires a 50 percent diversion rate for covered projects, which includes residential additions, new structures, and demolition projects of 1,000 square feet or more, and tenant improvements of 3,000 square feet or more. The C&D ordinance also covers all city public works and construction projects that are awarded by competitive bid procedures established by Chapter 4.08 of the Pasadena Municipal Code. Builders are required to submit a WMP and a performance security deposit of the lesser of 3 percent or $30,000 of project valuation prior to receiving a permit. Applicants must submit monthly progress reports during the project, and no later than 30 days from completion of a covered project, shall also submit a compliance reporting form and relevant documentation regarding material generated from the project prior to release of the performance security deposit. Failure to submit the final report or to meet the diversion requirement may result in forfeiture of all or a portion of the security deposit. For more information, go to the city's website. To view the city’s C&D ordinance, see Title 8, Chapter 8.62 of the city’s municipal code.
Pico Rivera The city’s C&D ordinance went into effect on September 19, 2001, and applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects, including city-sponsored projects greater than or equal to $100,000 in value. Permit applicants are required to complete and submit a WMP and a security deposit of 3 percent of the project’s projected value up to $10,000 prior to receiving any building or demolition permit. Applicants are required to divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated by the project. Within 30 days after completion of a covered project, the applicant must submit official documentation showing they have met the diversion requirement for the project. If the applicant fails to submit the documentation within the required time period, or the applicant fails to meet the diversion requirement or to make a good faith effort to meet the diversion requirement, the performance security shall be forfeited to the city. For more information, see Title 8, Chapter 8.60 of the city’s municipal code.
Pomona The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all C&D projects that require the issuance of a permit and involve the generation of solid waste destined to be delivered to a landfill. Permit applicants must submit a recycling and reuse summary report and a deposit of between $1,000 and $15,000, as determined by the city, prior to receiving a permit. Every structure planned for demolition shall be made available for deconstruction, salvage, and recovery prior to demolition and the contractors shall recover the maximum feasible amount of materials prior to demolition. Applicants for all covered projects are required to divert at least 50 percent of the C&D waste generated. Within 60 days of the completion of a C&D project, and as a condition precedent to final inspection and the issuance of any certificate of occupancy, the contractor shall submit documentation to the city demonstrating compliance with the diversion requirement. Any deposit posted shall be forfeited if the contractor does not meet the timely reporting requirements.
Redondo Beach Under the city’s C&D ordinance, a “covered project” shall include all demolition projects by non-city applicants and all city-sponsored demolition and renovation projects. However, all building permit applicants will be required to submit a recycling report form after the completion of each project. All building permit applicants for covered projects are required to submit a WMP prior to receiving a permit. In preparing the WMP, applicants for demolition permits involving the removal of all or part of an existing structure shall consider deconstruction to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make the materials generated thereby available for salvage prior to landfilling. Applicants of covered projects shall submit a refundable deposit with the WMP unless they choose deconstruction as a means to demolish any structure(s) provided they have contracted with a reuse facilitator. Applicants must enclose a copy of their contract with a reuse facilitator along with the WMP in order to waive the deposit requirement. The amount of the performance deposit will be set by the city council in a fee resolution. Within 30 days after completion of any covered project, the applicant shall submit documentation to the WMP compliance official showing they have met or attempted to meet the diversion requirement for the project. If the WMP compliance official determines the diversion requirement has not been met, the official shall then return only that portion of the performance deposit equivalent to the portion of demolition material actually diverted compared to the portion that should have been diverted according to the WMP. For more information, see Title 5, Chapter 2, Article 7 of the city’s municipal code.
San Gabriel The city adopted a C&D ordinance on December 6, 2005, that applies to all new construction with a value of $10,000 or more and all demolition and grading projects, irrespective of valuation. As a condition precedent to issuance of a permit for any C&D project that involves the generation of solid waste destined to be delivered to a landfill, the applicant shall post a deposit of 3 percent of the project cost, up to $10,000. The city’s franchised waste hauler must handle all C&D material generated on a project site. Use of the franchised hauler shall waive the requirement for a waste management and recycling plan (WMRP). If an applicant chooses to use the services of an independent recycling company, the applicant shall submit a properly completed WMRP. The applicant, or the applicant’s subcontractors, may not self-haul material to a disposal or diversion facility. An applicant may, however, acquire the services of an independent recycling company, so long as the recycling company does not charge a fee for bins or bin service. The franchised waste hauler shall be required to divert at least 50 percent of the material received from a job site. If the franchised waste hauler guarantees 50 percent diversion, use of that franchised waste hauling service shall be deemed as complying with the 50 percent diversion requirement and any receipt issued by the waste hauler shall constitute evidence of such diversion. Within 60 days following completion of the demolition phase of a project, and again within 60 days following completion of the construction phase of a project, the applicant shall, as a condition precedent to final inspection and to issuance of any certificate of occupancy or final approval of project, submit documentation that proves compliance. If the project involves both demolition and construction, the report and documentation for the demolition project must be submitted and approved before issuance of a building permit for the construction phase of the project. If the applicant fails to meet the diversion requirement for a particular project or fails to submit the documentation required within the required time period, the city may retain all or a portion of the security deposit. For more information, see Title V, Chapter 54 of the city’s municipal code.
San Marino The city passed a C&D ordinance on September 14, 2005, that applies to all city public works projects and city public construction projects. The C&D ordinance also applies to all tenant improvements of 3,000 or more square feet and residential additions, all new structures, and all demolition projects of 1,000 or more square feet or more. Applicants of covered projects are required to submit a WMP as part of the permit application packet demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated from the project. No later than 30 days following completion of a covered project, the applicant is required to submit a compliance reporting form which includes receipts for waste disposed and recycled. The C&D ordinance also applies to any hauler that receives more than 100 tons of C&D debris from the city in any given calendar year. Also, beginning in 2003, a hauler must submit a written report twice a year regarding the origin information of the C&D collected (e.g., site addresses), as well as the amount of C&D debris disposed or recycled. Covered haulers are also required to divert at least 50 percent of the C&D waste collected. Covered applicants and haulers who fail to meet the 50 percent diversion goal or who fail to report may be guilty of an infraction and may be punished by a fine.
Santa Clarita The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all C&D projects in the city with the exception of new construction valued at less than $500,000, and alterations less than $100,000. The ordinance also applies to all re-roofing projects that include removal of at least 50 percent of the existing roof. Applicants for covered projects are required to submit a construction C&DMMP demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated by the project. Applicants must also submit a security deposit of 3 percent of the project’s estimated value up to $50,000. City sponsored projects are required to submit a C&DMMP but not a security deposit. In addition, applicants for permits involving the removal of all or part of an existing structure shall consider deconstruction, to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make the materials available for salvage. Within 180 days of the completion of any covered project, the applicant may submit documentation showing the diversion requirement has been met or that the applicant has made a good faith effort to meet the diversion requirement. If the applicant does not submit documentation within the time limit or if the applicant has not met the 50 percent diversion requirement, the city may retain all or a portion of the security deposit. For more information, see Title 15, Chapter 15.46 of the city’s municipal code.
Santa Fe Springs The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects within the city with a total cost, or projected cost, of $50,000 or greater. Permit applicants must submit a WMP demonstrating how they will divert at least 75 percent of the waste generated by the project. Applicants for building or demolition permits involving the removal of all or part of an existing structure shall consider deconstruction to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make the materials generated available for salvage. Prior to completion of any covered project, the applicant shall submit to the WMP compliance official documentation that the diversion requirements have been met. If the applicant fails to submit documentation or fails to meet the diversion requirement, or fails to make a good faith effort to meet the requirement, the building official shall not release the building permit. For more information, see Title V, Chapter 50, Sections 50.60 – 50.99 of the city’s municipal code.
Santa Monica The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all C&D projects for which the total costs are, or are projected to be, $50,000 or greater, or are 1,000 square feet or greater and it applies to all city construction, demolition, and renovation projects. These projects are required to divert at least 60 percent of all project-related C&D waste material. Building permit applicants must submit a WMP and a security deposit of 3 percent of the value of the project up to $30,000 prior to the issuance of any building or demolition permit. In preparing the WMP, applicants for demolition permits involving the removal of all or part of an existing structure shall consider deconstruction to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make the materials generated thereby available for salvage prior to landfilling. Within 30 days after the completion of any covered project, the applicant shall submit documentation showing the applicant has met the diversion requirement for the project. If the WMP compliance official determines the applicant has fully complied with the diversion requirement, the full performance security shall be released to the applicant. If the WMP compliance official determines the diversion requirement has not been met, then only that portion of the performance security equivalent to the portion of C&D material actually diverted compared to what should have been diverted shall be returned. For more information, see the city’s green building web page.
Sierra Madre The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all projects within the city, including city-sponsored projects, which the city reasonably determines will cost $50,000 or more. Applicants of covered projects must submit a WMP demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of the project’s waste, as well as a security deposit as a condition of issuance of a permit. The amount of the security deposit will vary from 1 to 3 percent depending on the cost of the project. Within 30 days of project completion, the applicant is required to submit documentation on the amount of waste disposed and diverted from the project. If it is determined the project applicant complied with the diversion requirement or made a good faith effort to do so, the security deposit will be refunded. If the applicant fails to meet the diversion requirement or to make a good faith effort, the city may keep all or a portion of the security deposit. For more information, see Title 8, Chapter 8.13 of the city’s municipal code.
Signal Hill The city’s ordinance applies to all C&D projects requiring a permit. Prior to receiving a permit for C&D, a contractor must develop and submit a plan to recycle and salvage the projected C&D debris to the greatest extent feasible. The C&D ordinance also requires contractors producing C&D debris to either contract with the city’s refuse contractor for the removal of C&D debris, or self-haul the debris to an approved disposal site. For more information, see Title 8, Chapter 8, Section 8 of the city’s municipal code.
South El Monte The city’s C&D ordinance requires that prior to receiving a permit from the city for construction or demolition, the contractor shall develop and submit a plan to recycle and salvage the projected C&D debris to the greatest extent feasible. In addition, all contractors producing C&D debris shall recycle to the greatest extent feasible.
South Gate The city’s C&D ordinance applies to all construction, demolition, and renovation projects with a total projected cost of $50,000 or more, or a total project area of 1,000 square feet or more. All city sponsored projects are also considered covered projects. Applicants for all covered projects must submit a Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan (WRRP) demonstrating how they will divert at least 50 percent of the waste generated by the C&D project. In preparing the WRRP, applicants for demolition permits shall consider deconstruction to the maximum extent feasible, and shall make materials available for salvage prior to landfilling. No building or demolition permit shall be issued until the WRRP is approved. Within 30 days after completion of any covered project the permit applicant shall submit documentation to the city showing the amount of waste generated and diverted from the project. If the project applicant fails to divert 50 percent or make a good faith effort to divert 50 percent of the project’s waste, the applicant will be deemed to be in violation of the city’s municipal code and may be subject to fines. For more information, see Title 13, Division IV, Chapter 13.200 of the city’s municipal code.

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