Construction and Demolition Debris Ordinance

City ordinance No. 27-06, adopted in 2006, affects all construction projects such as new construction, remodels, tenant improvements, and full or partial demolitions, and requires the building permit holder or the property owner to make sure that all C&D debris materials removed from the project are properly recycled or reused.

C&D materials source-separated by material type at the construction site for reuse or recycling (such as metal, wood, drywall, cardboard, concrete, etc.) must be taken to a facility that reuses or recycles those materials. The Ordinance requires that all mixed C&D debris must be transported off-site by a registered transporter and taken to a registered facility that processes mixed C&D debris and has demonstrated to San Francisco that it diverts a minimum of 65% of the material from landfill. Read more about construction and demolition here.