Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling

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The 2016 California Green Building Standards Code requires projects to recycle and/or salvage for reuse a minimum of 65% of the non-hazardous construction and demolition debris, or meet local construction and demolition waste management ordinance, whichever is more stringent.

The following is a partial list of acceptable materials that are recyclable:

  • Appliance such as stoves, refrigerators, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and similar type items
  • Cardboard
  • Drywall, plaster
  • Greenwaste/Woodwaste such as clean wood, dimensional lumber, fence boards, pallets, etc.
  • Paving materials including asphalt, cinder blocks, bricks, concrete, and clay tile.
  • Metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, steel, and metal roofing.
  • Roofing materials

Hauling of debris can ONLY be done by:

  • Contractor - contractor can haul their own debris if using their own equipment and own employees.
  • City's Franchise Waste Hauler, Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services - (760) 340-2113

Disposal costs can be reduced if recycling materials is done. For more information on recycling, contact Renado Goudlock of Burrtec Waste and Recycling Services at (760) 578-5236.

Please call the Public Works Department for additional information at (760) 776-6450, or email PublicWorks@cityofpalmdesert.org.