Construction & Demolition Haulers and Certified Recyclable Material Collectors
On May 5, 2021 the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved updates to the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance. These updates require haulers who collect construction and demolition (C&D) materials to obtain a franchise agreement and creates the Certified Recyclable Materials Collector (CRMC) program.
Learn more about the C&D and CRMC programs below:
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Haulers
On May 5, 2021 the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved updates to the County’s Solid Waste Ordinance. These updates require haulers who collect construction and demolition (C&D) materials to obtain a franchise agreement.
Only approved C&D collectors that hold a valid Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement (NEFA) are permitted to collect and transport C&D debris generated in the unincorporated areas of the county. This list will be updated as additional C&D collectors are approved through the County’s non-exclusive franchise hauler agreement process.
The County will accept Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement (NEFA) applications for C&D collectors through December 31, 2021. Commencing in 2022, the County will accept NEFA applications for C&D collectors annually from January 1 through January 30. A NEFA for C&D collectors shall be issued for an initial term of 3 years, and may be extended, at the County’s option, in one or more increments of 3 years.
C&D Hauler requirements include but are not limited to:
- Signing Letters of Agreements with C&D project permittees to provide hauling and reporting services upon request.
- Delivering C&D material to approved C&D processing facilities.
- Maintaining records to demonstrate C&D recycling reuse, salvage, or disposal generated per site and facility where materials were delivered.
- Working with C&D project permittees to create and/or submit Debris Management Reports to the County no later than 180 days after the County issues a passed final inspection notice (or a certificate of occupancy).
- Meeting requirements specified in County Code Section 68.514 (c)&(f), 68.516, 68.518.
- Entering into a Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement (NEFA) with the County for C&D collection services and complying with the C&D requirements of the NEFA.
The completed application and supplemental forms must be submitted to CDRecycling@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Certified Recyclable Materials Collector (CRMC) Program
A CRMC maintains a certification to remove or transport up to 1,000 tons annually of recyclable materials, green materials (excluding wood waste), food waste, and pallets (with the exception that the weight of pallets shall be excluded from the 1,000 ton-per-year limit). The certifications are valid for two (2) years after the date it is issued. The expiration date of the certificate will be automatically extended for two (2) additional years after the expiration date, unless the Director determines that the CRMC is not substantially complying with the CRMC requirements.
CRMC requirements include but are not limited to:
- Achieving an annual ninety percent (90%) diversion rate of the recyclable materials and organic materials collected. The recyclable materials and organic materials collected shall not contain greater than ten percent (10%) by volume of solid waste (assessed separately for each material type).
- Submitting an annual report by February 15 of each year, beginning February 15, 2022 per requirements in SEC. 68.565 of the County Code.
- Providing education information to its customers (for customers in the densely-populated areas).
- Conducting contamination monitoring of its customers' containers to identify prohibited container contaminants (in the densely-populated areas).
- Transporting collected materials to an acceptable facility as outlined in Sec 68.561 of the County Code.
- Obtaining and keeping in effect the insurance coverage and limits required by its CRMC certificate and if not specified in the certificate in such form and amount as may be required by County Risk Management. A CRMC shall file with the Director a copy of each insurance policy or certificate of insurance evidencing a policy prior to the Director approving a CRMC. Each policy shall contain provisions naming the County of San Diego as an additional insured and require that the insurance carrier give the Director notice of cancellation in accordance with the insurance policy provisions.
The completed application and supplemental form must be submitted to Recycle@sdcounty.ca.gov