C&D Facility Municipal Recovery Certification

Zero Waste Sonoma, RecycleSmart, and Solano County have partnered to develop a third-party C&D processing facility assessment and certification procedure called Municipal Recovery Certification (MRC). MRC will be used to evaluate facilities for their ability to meet AB 939, CALGreen, and local C&D Ordinance diversion requirements.

The Purpose of the Municipal Recovery Certification is to:

  • Provide a regional facility certification process, creating efficiencies for use by multiple jurisdictions.
  • Develop a comprehensive third-party assessment procedure that observes and reviews facility operations and record keeping.
  • Develop a tiered procedure and fee structure which recognizes that processing facilities are not all the same in terms of size, operation, and funding.
  • Provide technical and regulatory assistance for facilities that participate.

Zero Waste Sonoma is working with Sonoma County C&D Processors to launch a one-year pilot program to verify and evaluate material diversion quantities. In addition, Zero Waste Sonoma is in the research and development process of creating a new model C&D ordinance to be adopted across County jurisdictions. The model ordinance would require permitted construction projects to utilize a third-party verified facility certified through this regional program or others. The pilot is intended to pre-certify local facilities so that Sonoma County projects have local options for C&D processing.

C&D Facilities Pilot Certification Program

Application Process

To obtain facility certification through the Municipal Recovery Certification (MRC) assessment process, download and complete the initial MRC application documents.

Application process:

  1. Submit initial MRC application documents to Tseng and Associates.
  2. Provide payment to Tseng and Associates.
  3. Obtain and submit follow-up facility operations documentation.
  4. Schedule and complete facility site assessment.

To submit your complete initial application documents, or for questions:

E. Tseng and Associates, Inc.
30023 Rainbow Crest Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Email: etseng@aol.com
Phone: (818) 889-8628