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Construction and Demolition Program

The City of San Juan Capistrano has established a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Program per ordinance No. 887 and Resolutions No. 03-11-04-04 and 03-11-04-05 to help in diverting C&D waste from landfills and also to comply with mandates of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB).  The City’s diversion requirement is 60%, which means that certain projects are required to divert 60% of the total C&D waste tonnage at a project site from landfills.

The City has a franchise agreement for solid waste handling and recycling with CR &R.  CR &R provides construction and demolition dumpster services in San Juan Capistrano.  You can reach them at 877-728-0446, ask for Customer Service, or visit the www.crrwasteservices.com.

Tips to Manage C&D Material at the Job Site:

  • Determine recycling, salvage, reuse and disposal options before the job begins.
  • Consider deconstruction instead of mechanical demolition.
  • Reuse materials such as fixtures and doors.
  • Donate materials that can be reused to charities and nonprofit agencies such as ReStore a Habitat for Humanity resale store.
  • Place advertisements in local newspapers announcing salvageable and reusable materials for sale or donation.
  • Choose a recycling facility based on its fees and geographic proximity to your job site.
  • Educate contractors regarding your waste management plan.
  • Clearly identify recycling areas with large signs.
  • Place recycling bins in areas that will minimize misuse or contamination by employees and the public.
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