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The City of Davis has adopted Tier 1 of the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which encompasses a number of measures intended to conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through CalGreen, the City requires applicable projects to divert at least 65% of all construction and demolition (C&D) debris to recycling or reuse.  C&D project debris includes metal, brick, concrete, asphalt, pipe, gypsum, wallboard, lumber, excavated soil, trees, stumps, rocks and vegetation.

Who is managing the waste from your project?

Click on an option below for step-by-step instructions on meeting your waste diversion requirements.

SELF-HAUL

My contractor and/or I will haul the project waste

DWR-HAUL

Davis Waste Removal will haul the project waste

  Follow these instructions if:

  • You will be hauling away the waste from your project yourself
  • A contractor/sub-contractor will be hauling away the waste from your project.
  • Davis Waste Removal will be hauling SOME but not ALL of the waste from your project. (example: Davis Waste Removal will provide a debris box to haul the dirt and concrete from the project, but someone else will haul the wood, drywall, etc.).

A completed and approved C&D Report Form is required before a project will be finaled.

  Follow these instructions if:

  • Davis Waste Removal will be hauling ALL of the waste from your project

No C&D Report Form is required if you are using DWR to haul ALL the waste from your project.

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What projects fall under the the CalGreen diversion requirements?

Residential projects that are required to follow the CalGreen diversion requirements include:

  • All new residential construction projects
  • All residential demolition projects
  • All additions and alterations.

Applicable residential projects must:

  • Divert 65% of their C&D debris.
  • Submit a C&D Diversion Plan to the City showing how the project will meet diversion requirements.

Non-residential projects that are required to follow the CalGreen diversion requirements include:

  • All new construction projects
  • All demolition projects
  • All additions and alterations.

Applicable non-residential projects must:

  • Divert 65% of their C&D debris.
  • Divert 100% of their excavated soil and land clearing debris.
  • Submit a C&D Diversion Plan to the City showing how the project will meet diversion requirements.

c-and-d-material-concreteIf your project falls under the CalGreen diversion requirements, you are required to submit a Construction & Demolition Diversion Plan (C&D Diversion Plan). If it is determined that the C&D Diversion Plan is incomplete it will be returned to the applicant. The applicant will be required to submit additional information before the building or demolition permit is issued. A single plan may be used for multiple building permits where construction activities are occurring concurrently by the same applicant. Separate C&D Diversion Plans must be submitted for each batch of building permits requested. Separate calculations, plans and reports are required for the construction portion and demolition portion of projects.

Does the City have a Construction and Demolition Debris Ordinance?

Yes. The City's Construction and Demolition (C&D) ordinance requires all applicable construction, renovation and demolition projects to divert C&D waste from the landfill through recycling, reuse and/or waste reduction. C&D waste material include metal, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt, pipe, gypsum, wallboard, lumber, rocks, soil, trees etc.

Are there any exemptions from the C&D diversion requirement?

There are specific exemptions from the C&D ordinance for construction and demolition work that is done in conjunction with an emergency or a building/structure deemed substandard by the California Building Code through the Chief Building Official. Exemptions are also allowed for projects contaminated by hazardous substances or waste (as defined by state or federal law).

See the full text of the C&D ordinance: Davis Municipal Code 32.04.

California Green Building Code (CalGreen)