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Construction & Demolition

In March of 2006, City of Visalia ordinance 829.00 became effective stating that every applicant for Building or Demolition permit involving any Covered Project shall complete and submit a properly completed C&D Debris Recycling and Reuse Plan to the Building Official with the City of Visalia and be completed within 30 days of the project's final.

This ordinance will assist the City in reaching the 50% waste diversion mandate required by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. 

C&D Materials Include

  • Used or commonly discarded materials generally considered to be not water soluble and non-hazardous in nature; including, but not limited to steel, copper, aluminum, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt material, pipe, gypsum, wallboard and lumber from the construction or destruction of a structure as a part of a construction or demolition project or from the renovation of a structure and/or landscaping, including rocks, soils, tree remains, trees and other vegetative matter that normally results from land clearing, landscaping and development operations for a construction project
  • Remnants of new materials including, but not limited to cardboard, paper, plastic, wood and metal scraps from any construction demolition and/or landscape project.

Projects Required to Recycle

  • Demolition projects that are 500 square feet or greater. 
  • Any project involving renovation of a kitchen and/or bath facility irrespective of total square footage or value.
  • The renovation, remodel or addition to an existing residential structure that is equal to or greater than 500 square feet and/or projects that exceed $20,000.
  • The renovation, remodel or addition to an existing commercial or multi-family residential structure that is equal to or greater than 1,000 square feet and/or exceeds $20,000.
  • Residential development and any new residential structure that is equal to or greater than 1,000 square feet and/or projects that exceed $20,000.
  • Commercial or multi-family residential development and any new structure that is equal to or greater than 1,000 square feet and/or projects that exceed $20,000.
  • All City of Visalia sponsored construction, demolition and renovation projects that are equal to or greater than 1,000 square feet.
  • All City of Visalia Public Works and construction projects which are awarded pursuant to the competitive bid procedures.

Diversion Requirements

  • 100% of inert solids and at least 50% by weight of the remaining construction and demolition debris resulting from the project shall be diverted to an approved facility or by salvage.
  • For each Covered Project, the diversion requirements of this Chapter shall be met by submitting and following a C&D Debris Recycling and Reuse Plan that includes the following
    • Deconstructing and salvaging all or part of the structure as practical.
    • Directing 1--% of inert solids to reuse or to recycling facilities approved by the City of Visalia.
    • Collecting (source separated or commingled) and directing non-inert materials, such as cardboard and paper, wood, metals, green waste, new gypsum wallboard, tile, porcelain fixtures and other easily recycled materials to recycling facilities approved by the City of Visalia and taking the remainder (but no more than 50% by weight) to a facility for disposal.
  • Reasonable effort should be made to ensure that all construction and demolition waste diverted or land filled are measured and recorded using the most accurate method of measurement available. To the extent practical, all construction and demolition debris shall be weighed by measurement on scales that are in compliance with the regulatory requirements for accuracy and maintenance.
  • Although it may not be an explicit condition of the building permit, Contractors working on Non-Covered Projects are encouraged to divert material from construction and demolition projects to the maximum extent practical in accordance with the chapter.

C&D Brochure

C&D Application

Temporary Bin Rental Rates

Roll Off Permit Information & Application

Landfill Locations

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