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. The CalGreen regulations cover both residential and commercial projects, based on the size of the project. For more information requirements, please see the CalGreen C&D Regulations Table.
Customers can arrange for a temporary rental of dumpsters and bins through our Division as well. For a list of current Self-Haul/tip-fees at our Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station, CLICK HERE.
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 – after construction and demolition debris has been removed from the project site 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 materials were delivered to recycling/disposal locations in volume or tonnage.
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. The City of Oxnard has adopted “Standard Plates” to help you plan your enclosure. (**Scroll down the page to 604-607) Please note that these plates have not been updated to reflect changing waste diversion requirements. Therefore, the project planner must consider increasing the enclosure size to accommodate three material streams. 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.
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.