Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Requirements

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Effective January 1, 2014, many permit applicants will be required to submit a Waste Management Plan for approval prior to permit issuance and a Waste Log with supporting receipts following issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy.

California's Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB 939) requires cities and counties to reduce, by 50%, the amount of waste disposed of in landfills by the year 2000 and beyond. The Waste Management Plan and Waste Log required as part of the County of Fresno's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Program are designed to assist County compliance with this State mandate, and to provide builders with a means of documenting the waste reduction requirements included in the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen).

Step 1: Complete and submit a Waste Management Plan (WMP) for recycling a minimum of 50% of all nonhazardous waste, scrap, and debris generated for the scope of work covered by the building permit. The WMP is due with the permit application and must be approved prior to issuance of a building permit.

Step 2: During construction and/or demolition, collect data for the Waste Log and ensure that any and all subcontractors are familiar with the WMP and have signed the WMP Acknowledgement Form. Be sure to retain weight / gate tags, receipts, and invoices for services to support the data included on the Waste Log.

Step 3: Prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, submit the completed Subcontractor Acknowledgement Form, Waste Log, and all supporting documents. Failure to submit these documents may subject the property owner to administrative citations and fines in accordance with Section 1.13.070 of the Fresno County Ordinance Code.

Submit completed Waste Management Plans and Waste Logs to:

Building Permit Counter
Fresno County Plaza Building
Street Level Annex A, 2220 Tulare Street,
Fresno, CA, 93721

Have questions? Contact County of Fresno Solid Waste Planning at:(559) 600-4259 or

More information is available at the Building Permit Counter and via the links below:

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