Common C&D materials include lumber, drywall, metals, masonry (brick, concrete, etc.), carpet, plastic, pipe, rocks, dirt, paper, cardboard, or green waste related to land development. Of these, metals are the most commonly recycled material while lumber makes up the majority of debris that still goes to a landfill. For more information, visit CalRecycle Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Page
Deconstruction is a much more environmentally friendly alternative to demolition since old-growth timber, appliances, cabinetry, and other reusable materials can be given new life. Visit Deconstruction Services.
Some companies sort mixed loads of construction and demolition debris for recycling. Visit Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Facilities
Check with the jurisdiction where the debris box/roll-off container is needed to make sure the company is allowed to provide service. Visit Debris Box for Construction and Demolition Debris
You are required to use the franchised garbage company for your area for collection of garbage and for permanent debris boxes other than for construction and demolition debris.
On June 15, 2023, the Zero Waste Sonoma board received the first reading of the Model CD&D Ordinance developed by ZWS staff. The goal of this ordinance is to better track CD&D material being produced and disposed of in Sonoma County, and ensure that CD&D processing facilities are recycling the mixed materials they receive to the best of their abilities. The proposed ordinance will come back to the ZWS Board at the August 2023 meeting for adoption, then make its way through each jurisdiction for review and adoption. The draft language can be found here.