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 (English | 中文 | Español)
A fact sheet summarizing San Francisco’s updated C&D Ordinance and requirements can be found here.

Enforcement Resources - Notices of Violation (NOVs) and Warnings
San Francisco Environment Department Regulation #SFE-23-01-CDO was adopted on February 15th, 2023. These regulations explain how the requirements found in the Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance (No. 144-21) will be enforced as they apply to generators and transporters of C&D debris. These regulations do not duplicate the Ordinance. They must be read together with the Ordinance. 

Constuction & Demolition Regulations - Third-Party Verification
These regulations explain how a facility can become a third-party verified, Registered Facility and maintain their registration. These regulations also explain how to become a SFE-approved Qualified Third-Party Verifier. 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 (January 1st - December 31st) rather than the Department's fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th). These regulations do not duplicate the Ordinance. They must be read together with the Ordinance.

Construction & Demolition Regulation (SFE-06-05-CDO)
The first C&D ordinance was established in 2006. These regulations were adopted to provide guidance and necessary forms on the programs established by San Francisco’s C&D ordinance. Some portions of this regulation were updated by Ordinance No. 144-21.

Transporters

C&D Transporter Permit Application Form (English | 中文 | Español)

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

Material Reduction and Recovery Plan (MRRP) - Green Halo Systems

Certain construction projects are required to recycle or reuse a minimum of 65% of the discarded materials generated by the project. If the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) determines that a permit is subject to this C&D debris recovery requirement, the project must demonstrate compliance by submitting a MRRP to SFE for review and approval. MRRPs and weight tickets are submitted through the city's online debris tracking system, Green Halo.

Note: DBI form 6 full demolition projects are required to recycle or reuse a minimum of 75% of the discarded materials generated by the project.

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C & D Debris Recovery Requirements

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