Kern County, CA
Construction & Demolition Material
Construction and demolition material is non-hazardous building materials or debris (including packaging of same) resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair or demolition of homes, structures, buildings, garages etc.
Construction and demolition materials are accepted at most Kern County disposal sites for recycling, reuse, or disposal. When these materials are brought to disposal sites, a fee will be charged. A FEE DISCOUNT may be granted when materials such as lumber, concrete, or metal loads are SOURCE SEPARATED and unloaded in their designated recycling areas.
What is CALGreen?
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight against climate change, the State of California Green Building Code Requirements, known as CALGreen, took effect beginning January 2011. The new building code mandates more energy efficiency, water efficiency and resource conservation measures for all newly constructed commercial and residential projects.
The CALGreen Code is a comprehensive and uniform regulatory code that applies to all residential, commercial, hospital and school buildings to ensure that every new building in California is built using environmentally advanced construction practices which includes construction waste diversion requirements as follows:
- Submit a Construction Waste Management Plan prior to construction for approval by the local Building Department.
- Recycle and/or Reuse a minimum of 65% of construction & demolition waste.
- Recycle or Reuse 100% of tree stumps, rocks and associated vegetation and soils resulting from land clearing.
For more information about these requirements, contact your City or County Building Department.
WHEN Demolition materials CANNOT be reused as-is -or- are mixed, they should be taken to an appropriate recycling partner
Demolition Material (Mixed)
WHEN Materials CAN be reused as-is, they should be taken to an the appropriate recycling partners below