Construction & Demolition Debris Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling Requirements

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The City of Rancho Cordova adopted a Construction & Demolition Debris Reduction, Reuse, Recycling Ordinance in 2011 to comply with State law, which requires that a minimum of 50% of the waste generated from certain construction and demolition projects is recycled. 

The following projects are covered under the C&D Recycling Ordinance:

  1. All new construction;
  2. All demolition projects; and
  3. All tenant improvements with a permit valuation of $250,000 or greater

How Do I Comply?

The City of Rancho Cordova offers two compliance options:  

Step Option 1: Expedited Option Option 2: Standard Option

1

Hire one hauler to haul all waste and recyclable materials generated from your project site to recycling and disposal facilities Any combination of two or more waste haulers, recyclers, or self-hauling of waste and recyclables from the project site to recycling and disposal facilities
2 Complete and submit a Waste Management Plan to the Building and Safety Division (pages 4 and 5)

Complete and submit a Waste Management Plan to the Building and Safety Division (page 4 only)

3 Pay $40 per parcel Applicant Fee

Pay $40 per parcel Applicant Fee

4 Create an account and a new project at RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com

Create an account and a new project at RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com

5

Once you receive approval to start project you will need to recycle a minimum of 50% of waste generated from the project and maintain all recycling and disposal facility weight tickets and records

6    Upload images of all recycling and disposal facility weight tickets and submit final Waste Management Plan at RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com

Franchised Waste Haulers

Under option one, you may selected one of the following franchised haulers to haul all waste and recyclable materials generated at the project site:

  • Advanced Disposal, Inc.  (916) 444-8676
  • Atlas Disposal Industries  (916) 455-2800
  • Elk Grove Waste Management  (916) 381-6390
  • GreenWaste of Sacramento (Zanker)  (916) 429-9900
  • North Cal Hauling Company  (916) 381-9033
  • Patrick’s Construction Clean-up, Inc.  (916) 452-5495
  • Quality Construction Clean-up, Inc.  (916) 388-8989
  • Recology of Auburn/Placer (530) 885-3735
  • Republic Services  (916) 631-0600
  • USA Waste of California  (WM of Sacramento) (916) 387-1400
  • Waste Removal and Recycling  (916) 453-1400

Waste Management Plan

The Waste Management Plan be downloaded by clicking here. Under Option 1, you will need to fill out pages 4 and 5. Under Option 2, you will need to fill out page 4 only. Once completed, please return the form to the City of Rancho Cordova Building and Safety Division. 

Fees

There is a $40 per parcel Applicant Fee for both Option 1 and Option 2.

How to Create an Account on Waste Tracking

  1. Visit RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com
  2. Create an account and log in
  3. Click "Add Another Project"
  4. Click "Start Here"
  5. Enter Zip code of project site and click "Verify"
  6. Complete Tabs 1-5
  7. Click "Submit for city Approval"

Please note that for Option 1, you are only required to do these steps. The hauler you have selected is responsible for recycling a minimum of 50% of waste generated and uploading all weight tickets.

Under Option 2, you are responsible for recycling a minimum of 50% of waste generated and uploading all weight tickets onto the Waste Tracking site. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why has the City of Rancho Cordova adopted a C&D Recycling Ordinance?

The intent of the C&D Recycling Ordinance is to comply with State law and CALGreen requirements and increase the recycling of materials generated from construction and demolition projects in the City of Rancho Cordova. 

Why is C&D recycling important to the City?

California’s Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) requires the diversion of 50% of the waste generated from certain construction and demolition projects.  In addition, all California cities are required by State law (AB 939) to recycle a minimum of 50% of all municipal solid waste generated within the jurisdiction.  The City is subject to fines for failure to comply with the 50% recycling requirement.

Are waste materials from construction and demolition projects recyclable?

Yes.  The most commonly recycled construction and demolition materials include asphalt, concrete, bricks, masonry, stone products, cardboard, paper, carpet/padding/foam, ceiling tiles, dirt/soil, dunnage, green waste, metals, fiberboard, plastics, porcelain, rock, sand, gravel, roofing asphalt, textiles and wood. 

What is the difference between Option 1 (Waste Hauler Responsibility) and Option 2 (Applicant Responsibility)?

Option 1: Expedited Option

Under Option 1, you will select one (1) waste hauler from the list provided by the City to haul all waste and recyclable materials generated from your project site to recycling and disposal facilities.  The waste hauler you select is responsible for ensuring that a minimum of 50% of the waste materials generated at your project site is diverted from landfill disposal.

Please submit the Waste Management Plan included in this packet to the Building and Safety Division, including the signature of the waste hauler you select to collect and recycle all of the C&D materials generated from your construction or demolition project.  You will also need to visit RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com and create an account. Once your account has been activated, please complete the online Waste Management Plan. Once this is completed, the selected waste hauler will be responsible for uploading weight tickets. You have no further requirements to comply with the City’s Ordinance once the Waste Management Plan is approved by the city.

Option 2: Standard Option

Under Option 2, you are responsible for compliance with the C&D Recycling Ordinance through any combination of hiring two or more waste haulers, recyclers, or self-hauling of C&D materials from your project site to recycling and disposal facilities.  Option 2 includes the following steps:

First, please submit the Waste Management Plan included in this packet and checkmark “Option 2”.  Next, please visit RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com and create an account.  Once your account has been activated, please complete the online Waste Management Plan by indicating the types and quantities of materials to be generated from your project and how you intend to recycle or dispose of those materials.

Second, upon completion of your project please upload all weight tickets, receipts or other documentation to RanchoCordova.WasteTracking.com to verify that a minimum of 50% of the waste materials generated at the project site were diverted from landfill disposal. 

Does the C&D Recycling Ordinance require that I pay any fees?

Option 1 & 2:  Under both options, you will be required to pay an Applicant Fee in the amount of $40 per parcel when submitting the Waste Management Plan. 

What if I don’t submit the Waste Management Plan?

Under Option 1 and Option 2, an approved WMP is required to begin the project.  Fines may be assessed for failure to comply with the City’s C&D Recycling Ordinance. 

Are all construction and demolition projects subject to the Ordinance?

No. All new building projects and all demolition projects are subject to the Ordinance.  Only tenant improvements with a valuation in excess of $250,000 are subject to the Ordinance.  The Building and Safety Division will determine the project valuation based on the permit application.

Definitions
  • New building projects – projects that involve the building of any facility or structure or any portion thereof, including any tenant improvements to an existing facility or structure.
  • Demolition projects – projects that involve the decimating, razing, ruining, tearing down or wrecking of any facility, structure, pavement or building, whether in whole or in part, whether interior or exterior.
  • Tenant improvements – projects that involve the customized alteration to a residential, commercial or industrial property, which may include, but is not limited to the following: renovations, remodels, appliance installations and additions to floor coverings, wall coverings, ceilings, partitions, fire protection or security.

What happens if I cannot verify that I recycled 50% of my C&D materials at the conclusion of the project?

Under Option 1, there is no need to verify that 50% of the material generated was recycled.  Under Option 2, a project applicant may be required to pay a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for failure to verify on the City-approved website that the required 50% minimum diversion requirement has been met. 

Where can I take my mixed C&D materials for processing?

The following are Certified C&D Material Sorting Facilities for the recycling of C&D materials:

Florin-Perkins Public Disposal
4201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento
916-443-5120

L&D Landfill
8635 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento
916-737-8640

Sierra Waste
8260 Berry Avenue, Sacramento
916-388-8320

For a list of drop-off facilities for the recycling of source-separated C&D materials click here. These facilities can only be used to receive diversion credit for source-separated materials (e.g. clean wood, metal, carpet, etc.).  Mixed C&D materials must be delivered to one of the above sorting facilities. The C&D materials accepted by each facility may vary and are subject to change.  Please verify before taking source-separated materials to these facilities.

Where can I receive more information?

You may contact the City of Rancho Cordova Recycling Coordinator at nlessa@cityofranchocordova.org  or call (916) 851-8935 to receive more information on local recycling facilities and methods.

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