Construction & Demolition Waste Management Requirements
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB 939) requires that local governments ensure that solid wastes are diverted from disposal. In addition, the CalGreen building standards mandate that 65% of construction and demolition materials be reused, recycled, composted or otherwise diverted from landfill disposal for qualified projects.
For qualified projects, the CalGreeen standards further require that a plan and recycling documentation be provided to demonstrate that materials were managed to meet this goal. Finally, a plan must be submitted that details how recycling and composting will be managed when the project is operational. The following forms were created for projects in Oxnard to comply with these requirements:
- C & D Waste Management Plan – prior to receiving a building permit, this document is required to be submitted and approved by the Environmental Resources Division. This document specifies how materials are planned to be managed on site, and ultimately diverted from disposal.
- C & D Waste Management Report – at the completion of the project and prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy, this document is required to be submitted and approved by the Environmental Resources Division. It specifies how materials were actually managed from the project and must be accompanied by weight slips or alternative authentication denoting where the quantity of materials delivered to recycling/disposal locations.
- Occupancy Plan – at the completion of the project and prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy, this document is required to be submitted and approved by the Environmental Resources Division. It details how materials will be diverted to comply with California state law when the property is operational for its intended purpose.
Waste Enclosure Guidelines
The Environmental Resources Division developed a set of comprehensive guidelines to assist developers/builders in planning for adequate capacity and in the actual design of waste enclosures. This document provides information for residential and commercial projects, including: methods to estimate weekly waste generation and composition, container measurements, and appropriate waste enclosure siting and construction requirements.
- Materials Management and Enclosure Design Guidelines (PDF opens in new window)
These guidelines will be updated as necessary depending on state law and local ordinance requirements. In addition, the Environmental Resources Division welcomes feedback to improve the document for end users. Detailed feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.