Construction and Demolition

Construction & Demolition Requirements for projects within CVSan Boundaries
Effective April 1, 2010, the Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) recognizes Section 470 "Construction and Demolition Debris Management" which was added to the Alameda County Municipal Code Chapter 1508, Building Code on June 30, 2009.  Please visit the Alameda County Public Works Agency website for more information. CVSan has an exclusive franchise agreement for municipal solid waste collection services including construction and demolition debris services.

How do I recycle Construction and Demolition materials?

  1. Utilize the services of Alameda County Industries (ACI), who, by contract, will collect C&D materials to be properly recycled, or;
  2. As an incidental part of total construction, remodeling, or demolition service, the licensed contractor may recycle the materials at Davis Street Transfer Station or an alternate designated site for recycling (approved by CVSan), or;
  3. Self-haul in a fixed body vehicle directly to a facility that holds all applicable permits (approved by CVSan).

Please contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 to request a C&D debris box.  Visit the Rates page for a listing of rates. Please note that there is a Collection Fee, and a Disposal Fee charged per ton based on actual disposal costs plus an administrative fee.  Builders’ Guide to Reuse and Recycling is a directory of local facilities, vendors and service providers to help Alameda County builders, contractors and residents reuse and recycle construction and demolition materials.

C&D Vouchers for CVSan Residents
At CVSan’s April Recycles Day event, CVSan residents can receive a free voucher for two cubic yards of C&D drop-off at the Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro. Visit the Recycles Day page for more information and upcoming event dates.

Carpet Recycling
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) administers the California Carpet Stewardship Program, which is charged with meeting the requirements for carpet recycling set by the California law AB 2398 and managed by CalRecycle.   CARE provides service and support to dozens of drop-off locations throughout the state of California. AB 2398 is the carpet stewardship law signed by the governor of California on September 30, 2010. The purpose of the law is to increase the diversion and recycling of carpet in the state of California. The law generates funding to meet the goals of AB 2398 through an assessment of 25 cents per square yard (effective January 1, 2017) of carpet sold in California. The law is designed to find ways to incentivize the growth of carpet reclamation and recycling and still allow the market to work.

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