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Construction & demolition WASTE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

GREEN HALO SYSTEMS

Beginning July 1, 2013, the City of Concord mandates permit holders of a covered project to utilize Green Halo for reporting (Plan and Final Report) Construction Waste. Applicants should create a project in Green Halo and REVIEW THE APPROVED FACILITIES LISTED FOR THE CITY OF CONCORD AND THE APPROVED TYPES OF MATERIALS FOR EACH FACILITY, BEFORE COMMENCING CONSTRUCTION AND HAULING WASTE.

For questions on use of Green Halo, please contact Green Halo Customer Service at 888-525-1301.

RECEIPT FOR MATERIAL(S) RECEIVED

The approved recycling facilities in Green Halo provide receipts for materials they receive.  The receipt will specify the type of material received and whether it was C&D mix load, recycled, or landfilled.  It is important to ask the facility for a receipt that provides the weight, material type, and disposition of the material at the facility so that the receipt may be used in Green Halo.  If materials are donated or sold to an individual or facility that does not generate recycling receipts in their normal course of business or practice, the following receipt may be used to document the receipt of the materials, the weight involved, and the disposition of the material: Recycling Receipt (PDF).

IN ORDER FOR YOUR TICKETS TO BE APPROVED AND HAVE YOUR DEPOSIT REFUNDED YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR GREEN HALO RECYCLING PROCESS AND COMPLIANCE

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION waste ORDINANCE

State law requires at least 65% of solid waste generated in a community be recycled. Cities can be fined $10,000 per day by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) for failure to comply with this law. The CIWMB encourages cities to adopt a Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials Recycling Ordinance to improve recycling rates.  So, the City of Concord adopted a local C&D Materials Recycling Ordinance effective July 1, 2007.  The ordinance is now codified as Title 8 Article III Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling commencing with Section 8.20.333 of the Concord Municipal Code. 

The regulations require that at least 65% of the waste materials generated by a construction or demolition project be diverted from the landfill through waste management options such as reuse or recycling.  The Ordinance also requires that at least 75% of all inert debris generated by a construction or demolition project be diverted from the landfill. Inert debris includes concrete, asphalt, brick and similar masonry products. 

Applicants for Covered Projects described below are required to pay a Performance Security and a Program Fee.  At the end of the project a Final Report must be submitted which demonstrates that minimum diversion requirements have been achieved.  If the requirements of the Ordinance are met the Performance Security is refunded.  The Program Fee, which funds the cost of administering the program, is non-refundable.

All projects requiring a demolition, building, encroachment, or grading permit must comply with the C&D Ordinance if the project is either:

  1. A residential or commercial project where total costs are valued at $50,000 or greater, except for demolition projects which are Covered Projects regardless of permit value.
  2. A City-owned or City-sponsored project where total costs are valued at $150,000 or greater.
  3. A residential or commercial roofing or re-roofing project valued at $10,000, or greater, or a project where 50%, or more, of the roof area is replaced, or where a project requires five (5) squares, or more, of roofing material regardless of permit value.

The Performance Security, which would be refunded if the minimum recycling requirements of the ordinance are met, is based on permit value:

Project Valuation

1.5% of Valuation

2 % of Valuation

$10,000-$29,999

$500


$30,000-$49,999

$500-$750


$50,000-$99,000


$1,000-$1980

$100,000-$149,000


$2,000-2,980

>$150,000


$3,000 and greater
(Not to exceed $25,000)


The non-refundable Program Fee is based on permit value

The Program Fee is based on 0.003 (0.30%) of the permit value. For example, this would add $105 to the cost of a $35,000 project, $510 to the cost of a $170,000 project and $1,680 to the cost of a $560,000 project.

Self-Hauling and Not Self-Hauling

Self-hauling requirements are contained in Section 8.20.400 of the Municipal Code.

If you are not self-hauling or not using an Affiliate, as defined by the City Municipal Code, you must submit a Request for Concord Disposal Hauling Services and/or Waiver Number form (PDF) to Concord Disposal Service by fax or email (see form for details).

More information on C&D Ordinances

Visit the State of California CalRecycle web site.