Construction and Demolition Debris (C&D) Requirements

The City of Alameda, as a city compliant with California Green Building Standards (or CALGreen), requires that 95% of concrete and asphalt and 65% of all other construction debris hauled from a project to be diverted from landfill through reuse or recycling. To measure the diversion rate, all waste hauled from the project must be reported.

Every project has a two-part approval process for C&D reporting:

  1. Prior to construction, permit applicants must submit a waste management plan via Fill out the project specifics, designate who will haul the C&D material, and where it will be processed. Project applicants must also consider deconstruction, to the maximum extent feasible, to prioritize reuse of the materials.

  2. Prior to final inspection, submit all receipts and weight tickets demonstrating the project meets the required diversion rate.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Public Works at 510-747-7900.