San Francisco Environment Department

Construction and Demolition Forms and Resources

Policy and Regulations

Construction & Demolition Ordinance
San Francisco Ordinance No. 144-21, effective January 1, 2022, updated Environment Code Chapter 14 and Public Works Code Section 725 to add new construction and demolition (C&D) debris recovery requirements for C&D transporters, processing facilities, and projects.

Construction & Demolition Ordinance Fact Sheet
A fact sheet summarizing San Francisco’s updated C&D Ordinance and requirements can be found here.

Constuction & Demolition Regulations - Third Party Verification
These regulations detail the minimum requirements for registration, operational effectiveness to meet an overall minimum 65% recovery rate and reporting of mixed C&D debris received and processed by Registered Facilities pursuant to Section 1412 of the C&D Ordinance. These regulations do not duplicate the Ordinance. They must be read together with the Ordinance.

Construction & Demolition Regulations - Annual Permit Cycle
These regulations were adopted to clarify that Annual Transport Permits for debris boxes and vehicles correspond to the calendar year rather than the Department's fiscal year. These regulations do not duplicate the Ordinance. They must be read together with the Ordinance.

Construction & Demolition Regulations and Forms
These regulations were adopted to provide guidance and necessary forms on the programs established by San Francisco’s C&D ordinance.

Transporters

C&D Transporter Permit Application Form
This is the application to use to obtain a permit(s) for vehicles and/or debris boxes that will transport mixed C&D debris originating from construction and/or demolition jobs in San Francisco.

List of Permitted Transporters
All mixed C&D debris material originating from construction and/or demolition jobs in San Francisco must be hauled to a Registered Facility by a transporter that has obtained a valid permit for transporting mixed C&D debris from SFE. This mixed C&D transporter permit requirement replaces the previous registered transporter requirement. This is the current list of transporters that have obtained permits.

Registered Facilities

Registered Facility Application and Renewal Form
This application is filled out and submitted by companies wanting to apply to be a Registered Facility.

Records Access Authorization Form
This form grants SF Department of the Environment (SFE) the right to on-site access and to review all statements, receipts, weight tags and records generated, issued, and/or retained by any facility for any material that originated in San Francisco, and affirms that all such records will be provided upon SFE's request. This form should be signed by the facility owner or authorized signatory proxy. This form is required for Facility Registration.

List of Registered Facilities
All mixed C&D debris material originating from construction and/or demolition jobs in San Francisco must be taken to one of these Registered Facilities.

Projects

Demolition Debris Recovery Plan (DDRP)
Before you begin any full demolition work you must submit a completed DDRP to the Department of the Environment for approval before the Department of Building Inspection will issue a demolition permit.

Material Reduction and Recovery Plan (MRRP)

Building permits that the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) determines are impacted by the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) must submit a Material Reduction and Recovery Plan (MRRP) to SFE for approval. The MRRP must be submitted to SFE for review and initial approval before DBI will issue the permit. More information on how DBI determines which permits require a MRRP is available here.   

 


C & D Debris Recovery Requirements

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