Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Program
The City of Shafter is required by State law to divert a minimum of 65% 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 reverse) 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, 2017:
CALGreen code requires new construction, additions and alterations to divert 65% of generated waste;
Or, document that the overall disposal rate does not exceed 3.4 pounds per s.f. of the building area for residential, and 2 pounds per s.f. for non-residential.
Applies to new construction greater than 120 s.f.; additions greater than 2000 s.f.; and alterations with estimated cost of at least $500,000.
Includes low-rise residential, defined as three stories or less, and most non-residential occupancies.