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Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Program

Daly City Implements
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Program

Effective April 16, 2007, Daly City will implement a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Program. Projects covered under Daly City’s Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Ordinance (described below) will require payment of a refundable deposit at time of permit issuance (DCMC § 15.64 Recycling and Diversion of Construction and Demolition Debris).

The City of Daly City is required by State Law to divert a minimum of 50% of its waste from landfills. Many of the materials generated from construction and demolition (C&D) projects can be successfully diverted through recycling or reuse. Requiring a minimum of 60% of debris generated by certain C&D projects be diverted from disposal will assist Daly City in complying with State law.

Projects Covered by the Ordinance:

  • All alterations of a building when the value of the project exceeds $15,000.
  • All new construction of a building when the value of the project exceeds $25,000.
  • All roofing tear offs greater than 100 square feet
  • All complete demolitions of a building.

In addition, for all covered projects exceeding $30,000 in value, a C&D Waste Management Plan must be submitted and approved prior to permit issuance.

Deposit Required:

  • Complete Demolition: $3,000
  • Roof Tear-Off (greater than 100 square feet):  $300
  • New Construction or Alteration

Residential:    3% of project value  (Minimum: $300  Maximum: $5,000)

Commercial:  3% of project value  (Minimum: $300  Maximum: $30,000)

Deposit Refund:

The C&D deposit will be returned to the Permit Applicant upon satisfactory proof that either 60% of the C&D debris has been diverted from disposal and has been recycled and/or reused OR the C&D debris has been taken to an Approved Recycling Provider. The City must receive all refund requests no later than 180 days after the final inspection by submitting the C&D Deposit Refund Request Form along with your receipts.

Approved Recycling Service Providers:

A list of potential recycling service providers is available at the Building Division counter and from RecycleWorks (a San Mateo County program) online at www.recycleworks.org. For more information on salvage and reuse options, contact RecycleWorks at (888) 442-2666.

Additional Information:

For an overview of Daly City's C&D Recycling Program, click here.

Click here for a copy of the C&D Waste Management Plan form (required for all covered projects exceeding $30,000 in value.

Click here for a copy of the C&D Refund Request Form (form must be submitted with receipts within 180 days of final inspection approval; refund will be issued to permit applicant).

Please contact the Building Division at (650) 991-8061 for further C&D program information.