Green Building

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 65% 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.

  • Marina Landfill
  • Eagle Hauling
  • Randazzo Enterprises
  • Don Chapin Co.
  • Sun Street Transfer Station
  • Salinas Disposal, Transfer and Recycling
  • Johnson Canyon Landfill
  • Jolon Road Transfer Station

Monterey Goes Green!

Get Green Business Certified
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.

For free green building advice you can “Ask an Expert” at 888-40-GREEN.

Timeline of Green Building in Monterey

2014
January, 2014

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
2009
2008
2007