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, 2017, 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 65% 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--starting January 1, 2017

Item

Fee

  Residential dwellings of one unit including newly constructed attached and detached garages $ 150.00
  Residential additions and alterations in which the livable space increases in size $ 150.00
  Residential structures of 2 or more units, tract homes of up to 8 homes on a single form $ 790.00
  Commercial, industrial, multi-family and solar projects including additions and alterations $ 790.00

Form to Use

Please use the Construction Waste Management Plan form.  

This form may be downloaded and filled out using a computer, then printed for signature. The form is 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 Land Use Services counter located at the High Desert Government Center, 15900 Smoketree Street, Suite 131, Hesperia, CA 92345. Plans are reviewed and approved by the SWMD. Assistance with completing the form is available by appointment by calling 909-386-8701.

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

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

Commercial additions greater than 1,000 SF and alteration projects valued greater then $200,000 are required to submit a Universal Waste Disposal Verification Form  along with the CDWMP form.

Please be advised that San Bernardino County owned and operated sanitary landfills are not permitted to accept asbestos contaminated wastes.  Any debris generated by the demolition of structures is subject to asbestos clearance prior to disposal at any San Bernardino County owned and operated Sanitary Landfills. 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 http://www.dir.ca.gov/databases/doshacru/acruList.asp, 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 http://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/BuildingSafety.aspx.

Construction projects are also required to provide adequate space for collecting and loading of recyclable and organic waste materials once a project is complete as per  CalGreen Building Code and Assembly Bill (AB) 2176. See www.calrecycle.ca.gov/venues/Mandates for more information.

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