Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Program
The City of Shafter is required by State law to divert a minimum of 50% of its waste from landfills. Many materials generated from C&D projects can be successfully diverted through recycling or reuse. Requiring C&D debris recycling as a condition of building permits helps the City to comply with State law.
A waste management plan (see below) must be submitted to the Building Official prior to the issuance of a building permit. Additionally, to obtain final approval for the project, the applicant must document CALGreen compliance within 30 days of project completion by submitting all recycling/disposal facility receipts.
Effective July 1, 2012:
See CALGreen Section 4.408, 5.408, 5.701, 5.713.8 for specific information.
Planning for Waste Management
Options to consider for recycling C&D debris and any excess building materials:
The applicant is responsible for ensuring the recycling requirements are met for all waste generated on site.
If you intend to self-haul C&D debris,
Shafter-Wasco Landfill fees are $55 per ton for material that is not source-separated and $5 per ton for source-separated material. It pays to recycle!
NOTE: Contractors working on non-covered projects are encouraged to divert materials from construction and demolition projects to the maximum extent possible.
Final building permits will not be approved without documentation proving diversion and recycling requirements are met.