Construction & Demolition Recycling

Every community in Alameda County has a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling ordinance and more Bay Area communities are enacting them. These ordinances are designed to divert C&D from landfills and to capture valuable materials for new uses. This requires the sorting of construction debris for recycling from new buildings as well as demolition and remodeling projects.

Davis Street is the only certified C&D facility in Alameda County; authorized to accept materials from San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and provide recycling documentation for LEED™ (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and GreenPoint Rated projects.

Our Construction & Demolition Materials Recovery Facility (C&D MRF) sorts and separates thousands of pounds of wood, concrete, metal, plastic and cardboard. At our Public Area MRF (PAM), do-it-yourselfers and weekend warriors construction debris is also sorted. Recyclers purchase the materials to create new products. In the case of concrete, we crush it onsite to use for our roadbeds. We turn clean construction wood and pallets into mulch at our WM EarthCare facility in Fremont.

 

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C & D Materials
What happens to construction debris?

Did You Know:

Nearly 9,000 pounds of clean wood is captured each day at Davis Street and turned into landscape mulch at our WM EarthCare facility in Fremont.

Recycling Tip:

Using compost and mulch recycled from curbside organics and construction wood can help you save water and avoid the use of chemical fertilizers and herbicides.