Under the City of Irvine's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Ordinance (Ordinance No. 07-18), all new construction, demolition, and renovation projects are required to recycle or reuse 75% of concrete or asphalt, and at least 65% of all other debris generated.
To obtain a building or demolition permit, you must complete the Waste Management Plan (WMP) form to provide estimates of the amount of debris to be generated at your project, determine the amount of debris you will need to divert from the landfill through recycling and/or reuse, identify the authorized waste hauler(s) that will collect waste from your project, and identify the disposal, material recovery, or recycling facilities they will deliver the collected material to.
1. At least 75% of all asphalt and concrete generated by the project must be diverted.
2. At least 65% of all other debris generated by the project must be diverted to comply with code requirements.
In addition to completing this WMP form, you must pay a related fee deposit equal to $1.00 per square foot as determined by the City's plan checker (maximum $50,000) before you can obtain your building or demolition permit. You can qualify for a refund of the fee deposit upon completion of the project by submitting to the City a Final Report and Compliance Form along with receipts or other acceptable documentation demonstrating full implementation of the approved WMP, including the required levels of reuse, recycling, or other waste diversion from landfills through City authorized waste haulers or City approved contractor self-hauling.
Your completion of this form represents your submittal of the required WMP. After completing the form, and unless you are advised otherwise, by successfully clicking on the "Finalize & Submit" button your WMP will be deemed complete and automatically approved by our system. Your compliance will then be conveyed to the City's building Permit Assistance Center in the Community Development Department.
NOTE: The "Finalize & Submit" button will not work until you have provided all information required to complete the WMP.
The Construction and Demolition Recycling Ordinance can be viewed online at the City's website:
For questions regarding Waste Management Plan requirements, please call the City's Environmental Programs Division at 949-724-7669 or email WMP@cityofirvine.org.
After completing this project, in order to qualify for a refund of your related fee deposit, you must submit a completed Final Report and Compliance Form, including weight receipts or other acceptable documentation demonstrating full compliance with Ordinance No. 07-18 and implementation of the WMP as approved. A completed Final Report and Compliance Form sample can be downloaded at the City's website: cityofirvine.org/environmental-programs/ordinance-and-requirements
Thank you for your cooperation in helping the City of Irvine meet its waste reduction goals!