Construction and demolition (C&D) activity accounts for nearly 30% of all the waste generated in California. The California Green Building Code, or CALGreen, requires all permitted residential and non-residential construction, demolition and additions/alterations projects to recycle or salvage a minimum 50% of nonhazardous construction materials from the project.
For more information on C&D recycling, and how to comply with C&D diversion requirements of the CALGreen on the Monterey Peninsula, please see Construction and Demolition Recycling by the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD). You can also review a PDF copy of their brochure.
The City does not require that contractors use the MRWMD. Here are other options for disposal. We recommend you call the facility first to ensure that the waste type you are bringing will be accepted. You can also find more information about each on the CalRecycle website.
As of January 1, 2014 the City of Monterey no longer uses the Monterey Green Building Program The City adopted the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code also known as CalGreen. The requirements under this code can be found on the California Building Standards Commission website at www.bsc.ca.gov For additional information contact Permit & Inspection Services at (831) 646-3890.
As of January 1st the City of Monterey no longer uses the Monterey Green Building Program; the City adopted the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code also known as CalGreen. The requirements under this code can be found on the California Building Standards Commission website at www.bsc.ca.gov
Implementation of Mandatory Phase of Green Building Program
Filing of Negative Declaration as part of CEQA requirements
2nd Public Appearance of Green Building Ordinance at Planning Commission
1st Public Appearance of Green Building Ordinance at Planning Commission
1st Annual Green Building Expo
Second Green Building Town Hall Meeting
Green Building Town Hall Meeting
Initial research on best practices
Initial meeting of interdepartmental Green Building Task Force – monthly meetings thereafter
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