Construction and Demolition Recycling Guarantee
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Performance Guarantee & Refund Requirements
The Performance Guarantee is a fully refundable deposit based on the
square footage of the permitted project. Applicants must complete a Debris Management Plan and submit a Performance
Guarantee based on project square footage. There is a cap based on
the size and type of project.
|Performance Guarantee Values|
|Building Segment||Guarantee per Sq. Ft.||Maximum Sq. Ft. Subject to Guarantee|
|Residential new construction||$0.20|| |
|Non-residential new construction||$0.20|| |
What projects shall submit a Performance Guarantee?
All residential and non-residential new construction, demolition and renovations including condo conversions that are 40,000 square feet or greater and are located in the unincorporated County must complete a Debris Management Plan and submit a Performance Guarantee.
Phased Commercial and Master Planned Projects
A new Debris Management Plan and Performance Guarantee must be submitted for each phase of a residential tract or multi-building commercial project that has a proposed build-out of 40,000 square feet or greater.
Example of project with 55,000 square foot build out.
Cash deposits for a Performance Guarantee shall be deposited in an interest bearing account and returned with interest, to the permittee upon the County's determination of full compliance, or pro-rated based on the degree of compliance.
Requirements to receive a refund, permittee’s:
Must maintain a daily log for all C&D debris that leaves the site. The log
and receipts must contain the weight of the debris the facility
accepted and whether the material was disposed in a landfill or
recycled. The permittee's failure to have the log or the information
required for inspection constitutes grounds for suspension of the
- Must submit all receipts from any
construction and demolition debris and inert debris center,
recycling center, vendor, green materials operationor disposal or
transfer station facility which accepted debris from the project.
Receipts must contain the weight of the debris the facility
accepted and if the material was disposed in a landfill or recycled.
If a receipt does not contain a statement of the weight of the
debris, the permittee must provide a print out or other verifiable
statement of the volume of the debris. If the material was reused
onsite or collected by a third party for salvage, a receipt or other
proof of diversion including photos is acceptable.
- Must submit the Final Debris Management Plan. When this form
is completed, it is a request for your refund*.The Recycling staff
in the Solid Waste and Planning & Recycling Section will
review the Final Debris Management Plan. If the Recycling staff
determines that at least 90% of inerts and 70% of other materials
were sufficiently recycled, reused, or salvaged, the performance
guarantee will be released within 30-days of Final Debris Management
If the Recycling staff determines the project has not complied with the ordinance, they will calculate the percent of the refund based upon a sliding scale. The project applicant shall have 15-days from the date of notice to file an appeal.
*Note: If the financially responsible party is in debt to the County of San Diego Department of Public Works due to any Public Works project, that debt will first be off-set using the returned C&D security and if there are remaining funds once debts are paid, the customer will receive that balance.
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