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Construction and Demolition Recycling

New Citywide Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Ordinance Effective January 1, 2011.
On March 5, 2010, the City Council approved Council File 09-3029 pertaining to a Citywide Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Ordinance that requires ALL mixed C&D waste generated within City limits be taken to City certified C&D waste processors. The Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) is responsible for this new C&D waste recycling policy that is effective January 1, 2011.

All haulers and contractors responsible for handling C&D waste must obtain a Private Solid Waste Hauler Permit from BOS prior to collecting, hauling and transporting C&D waste and C&D waste can only be taken to City Certified C&D Processing Facilities.  Effective January 1, 2011, non-compliance penalties of up to $5,000 will be assessed for every load of C&D waste not taken to City certified processors.  Also, C&D rebates will be phased out; year one the C&D rebate will drop from $10 to $5 per ton and year two onward, there will be no rebates issued for C&D.  Further, the Department of Building & Safety will aid in facilitating implementation of this ordinance; Building & Safety Building Permit applications will require contractors to either identify the Permitted Private Solid Waste Hauler handling C&D waste from their City project or provide the contractor’s own Private Solid Waste Hauler Permit  should the contractor choose to self-haul C&D waste. 
For more information about this ordinance, please contact BOS at the address and phone number number provided at the bottom of this page under Contact Information.

Click here to obtain all of the forms necessary to apply for Waste Hauler Permit.

Click here to obtain a current list of City Permitted Waste Haulers.

Click here to obtain a current list of City Certified Processing Facilities.

Click here to obtain a complete copy of the Council approved staff reports under C.F. 09-3029/Citywide C&D Waste Recycling Ordinance.

General Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling Information 
SRCRD can provide technical assistance to City Departments, private sector businesses, multi-family complexes, and the community regarding C&D recycling. 
The following are examples of C&D materials that can be recycled:

  • Concrete & Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Gypsum/Wallboard
  • Plate Glass
  • Scrap Metal

SRCRD offers the following free guide that provides recycling tips and a list of recycling companies for the various materials:

To obtain general information about recycling C&D materials, please see contact information listed below.

Contact Information:
Bureau of Sanitation
Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)
C&D Recycling Coordinator
(213) 485-2260
Written Inquiries:
Bureau of Sanitation
Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)
1149 S. Broadway St., 5th Floor, Los Angeles 90015
Please provide:

  • Your Name
  • Company Name
  • Complete Address
  • Telephone and Fax Numbers
  • The type of information you need.

Or, via e-mail to
Or, via fax to (213) 485-3671



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