Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris Recycling Program
The Indio City Council passed an Ordinance amending the Municipal Code to require that certain construction and demolition (C & D) projects achieve waste diversion rates of up to 50%. The Ordinance requires that a C&D Recycling Plan be submitted and approved by the City before a permit is issued.
Construction and demolition (C&D) debris is a significant and growing part of land filled waste in California. A large percentage of construction waste can be recycled. Requiring that C&D materials be recycled as a condition of receiving a building permit will assist the City of Indio in complying with State laws requiring a citywide diversion rates of 50%.
- Types of projects Covered by Ordinance 1501
- Building Permit Application Requirements
As a condition of issuing the building permit application, applicants for projects covered by the Ordinance must submit a C&D Recycling Plan in a format provided by the City that includes estimates of waste generated, materials to be diverted, and facilities to be utilized. Once approved a permit will be issued. Copies of the C & D Recycling Plan must be kept on the job site.
- Diversion Rate Requirements
A minimum recycling rate of 50% is required for all projects covered by the Ordinance.
- Alternative Daily Cover at Landfills
Use of materials as Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) at landfills shall not be considered diversion for the purposes of demonstrating compliance with this Ordinance for new construction or demolition projects.
- Demonstrating Compliance with Diversion
Covered projects must submit documentation (copies of receipts, weight tags, etc.) bi-weekly to stay in compliance with the ordinance. The franchised hauler will submit reports monthly to the city fro materials they handle.
- Technical Assistance for Covered Projects
The City will provide information about potential recycling service providers and assist applicants and project contractors in developing reuse, salvage, deconstruction, and recycling activities.
For information or help in complying with the requirements of the C&D Ordinance, please contact the Environmental Hot Line at 760.391.4129 or send an email to email@example.com. It is recommended that you fill out, submit the plan, and receive approval in advance so that it does not prevent the Building Department from issuing your permit.
- Conversion Table
- Construction and Demolition Guidebook
The Construction and Demolition Recycling Plan form is available at City Hall and online by clicking here. Complete it and drop it off at the Building Department counter, or you can mail it to:
City of Indio/Indio Water Authority
Attn: Environmental Programs Coordinator
83-101 Avenue 45
Indio, CA 92201
Or, you may fax your completed form to (760) 391- 6432 Attn: Environmental Programs Coordinator.