All permit applicants are required to identify the debris that their project will generate and recycle (Stockton Municipal Code Sections 8.28.020 through 8.28.070). The State of California Green Building Standards require that at least 65% of construction and/or demolition debris must be recycled.  A final disposal and recycling report must be submitted within 14 days of job completion.

Complying with this ordinance is critical for diverting 65 percent of the City’s waste from landfills, as mandated by the State. If Stockton fails to achieve this mandate, the State may issue fines of up to $10,000 per day for non-compliance.

The program details are outlined on the City of Stockton’s Construction and Demolition Program Page.