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Construction Waste Management Plans

The County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) reviews and approves all new construction projects required to submit a Construction and Demolition Solid Waste Management Plan (waste management plan). Effective January 1, 2011, the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) will require all newly constructed buildings including low-rise residential and most non-residential commercial projects to develop a waste management plan and divert a minimum of 50% of the construction waste.

The waste management plan consists of two parts which are incorporated into the Conditions of Approval (COA’s) for County Planning and Building & Safety. Part I requires projects to estimate the amount of tonnage to be disposed and diverted during construction. Part II requires projects to show what tonnage was actually diverted and disposed of. Disposal/diversion receipts or certifications are required as a part of that summary.

Fees for submitting forms:
All newly constructed single family residences of one unit. (FEE $125.00)
All new commercial and/or industrial construction projects (FEE $372.00)
All newly constructed low rise residential buildings of three or less stories* (FEE $372.00)

*Including hotels, motels, lodging houses, apartment houses, condominiums, dormitories, shelters, congregate residences, employee housing, other dwellings containing sleeping accommodations without toilets or cooking facilities, accessory buildings, facilities and uses related to other described structures.

UPDATED Form to use:

As of May 1, 2014, please use this Construction Waste Management Plan. Residential projects of one unit including additions and alterations are charged at the rate of $125.00. All other projects will be charged at the rate of $372.00. Payment can be accepted in cash, check or money order only.

These forms may be downloaded and filled out using a computer, then printed for signature. Forms are to be submitted to the Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) located at 222 W. Hospitality Lane, 2nd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0017 OR to Building and Safety at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415. The SWMD reviews and approved the plans.

Click HERE to download PDF document containing instructions for completing the form.

NEED HELP with setting up a C & D Diversion Plan? Our C & D Recycling Guide can help.

For assistance with tracking weights from diversion and disposal facilities (Receipt Tracker), click HERE.

Construction projects are also required to provide adequate space for collecting and loading of recycled materials once a project is complete per the CalGreen Building Codes and per Assembly Bill (AB) 2176. Please be advised that, because San Bernardino County owned and operated sanitary landfills are not permitted to accept asbestos contaminated wastes, any debris generated by the demolition of structures, built prior to 1984, is subject to asbestos clearance prior to disposal at any San Bernardino County owned and operated Sanitary Landfill. As the applicant, you are required to have a Certified Asbestos Consultant perform testing of all materials you wish to dispose of. Upon receipt of the Consultant's report, indicating that your debris is not contaminated, Solid Waste Management Division's Operations Section can provide you with a disposal authorization. For more information on Certified Asbestos Consultants please go to, or for information on County requirements please contact Solid Waste Operations at 909-386-8701 or solidwaste.mail@dpw.sbcounty.

The County also offers an opportunity for builders to participate in the Green Building Program. For more information on this program, please visit Building & Safety’s Web site at

Construction projects are also required to provide adequate space for collecting and loading of recyclable materials once a project is complete as per Assembly Bill (AB) 2176. See for more information.

Need help with setting up a C&D diversion plan; our C & D Recycling Guide can help.

C&D Diversion Workshops and Presentations
C&D Diversion Workshop 3-9-11

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