Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

On August 5, 2019, the City of Del Mar adopted a Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D) Recycling Ordinance (PDF) (Del Mar Municipal Code Chapter 23.70), which created a local process to demonstrate compliance with CalGreen Building Requirements for C&D recycling. Projects that are currently subject to CalGreen regulations are required to divert 65% of waste generated during construction from landfills. To find out if your project is exempt from C&D recycling requirements, please see the list of exemptions (PDF).


Prior to Building Permit issuance, applicants for a project subject to CalGreen must:

  • Submit a Waste Management Plan (PDF) to the Building Department;
  • A permit will not be issued unless the Waste Management Plan demonstrates compliance with CalGreen regulations (currently 65% diversion).

Upon completion of the project and prior to final inspection for a Building Permit, applicants for a project subject to CalGreen must submit the following to the Building Department: 

  • The compliance section of the Waste Management Plan; and
  • Supporting documentation including waste, recycling and reuse facility receipts showing that the diversion requirement was met.

All construction sites must use Waste Management, the City’s solid waste hauler, for C&D recycling services (PDF) unless using self-haul. Waste Management can be contacted by calling 866-445-8296.

If utilizing self-haul, a list of Certified Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling Facilities can be found in the C&D recycling facility directory (PDF).

C&D Resources

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