Ordinance # 07-25
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling
This Ordinance requires contractors and homeowners to divert debris materials from landfilling in the form of salvaging, re-using, and recycling. The Solid Waste Division will be available to guide you in this endeavour.
What You Need To Know:
Who is responsible?
The Ordinance applies to covered projects which are defined as any project for which a building, demolition, or other similar permit is required by County Ordinance. Projects are required to divert 50% of the debris generated by the project. Projects requiring only mechanical electrical or plumbing are excluded. Other minimum criteria include:
Residential and Commercial –
Construction greater than $90,000 in value
Alterations greater than $10,000 in value
Roofing projects requiring old roofing removal
How to meet the requirements of the Ordinance?
1. Complete a Construction and Demolition Materials Management Plan
The County has prepared a sample plan for contractors to guide them through the compliance steps which include: estimating the amount of debris, estimating the amount that can be diverted, designating vendors for diversion/disposal of debris, and documentation of diversion/disposal.
2. Divert materials during the Project
Materials must be sent to a County approved recycling facility. Other diversion methods must be approved by the SWD. Waivers can be requested if the 50% diversion cannot be met. Keep all weigh tickets and receipts from recycling and disposal vendors
3. Submit paperwork to waive Diversion Fees
Required paperwork includes a completed C&DMMP, a County Approved Certification Statement signed and sealed by a company official, and appropriate back-up documentation.
*Please note, submission of falsified or inaccurate information with the certification statement is subject to perjury and will be subject to a fine in the amount of three times the Diversion Fee for the project plus any other legal proceedings up to and including criminal prosecution.
4. What if I can't divert enough debris?
Unless you were granted a waiver reducing the diversion percentage, a Diversion Fee will be assessed based on the type and size of the project.