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CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION (C&D) DEBRIS ORDINANCE
UPDATE TO RECYCLING & DIVERSION REQUIREMENTS

Effective February 25, 2017

* APPLIES TO MOST PERMITTED PROJECTS
* REQUIRES AT LEAST 75% DIVERSION
* USE GREEN HALO SYSTEMS ONLINE SOFTWARE TO

  • Create a Waste Management Plan
  • Upload Weight Tags
  • Demonstrate Compliance

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!


Effective February 25, 2017, the Town of Portola Valley has new Construction & Demolition Debris Requirements, which are outlined below and can be downloaded and printed here. The ordinance was updated in response to new CALGreen State green building code requirements and calls for most permitted projects in the Town to recycle, reuse, salvage or divert at least 75 percent of their debris for most construction and demolition projects.

As part of this update, the Town of Portola Valley has also deployed the use of Green Halo Systems, an online debris tracking website that simplifies how contractors document their waste and recycling from demolition and construction projects. It also helps ensure that diversion requirements are met for both the Town and CALGreen. The new software is free to contractors and its cloud-based system allows for anywhere, anytime access. Other features allow users to view and analyze trends and reports.

Creating a waste management plan is easy with Green Halo. Enter your project information, identify materials, select recycling facilities and click Start Project. It’s that easy. Green Halo creates a detailed waste management plan that you can share with your project managers, sub-contractors, and clients with just one click, making sure everyone on your project has a clear outline of your diversion goals.

 

TOWN OF PORTOLA VALLEY
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS
RECYCLING & DIVERSION REQUIREMENTS
As of FEBRUARY 25, 2017

OVERVIEW:

The Town of Portola Valley has adopted an Ordinance requiring that at least 75% of construction & demolition debris shall be diverted from landfill by using recycling, salvage for reuse and diversion programs.

*You are strongly encouraged to deconstruct/salvage rather than demolish a structure.

 

 

DOES THIS
APPLY TO ME?:

The Ordinance applies to

* Any permitted construction or demolition project within the Town, including re-roofing

* Non-residential additions and alterations requirements shall apply to building additions of 1,000 square feet or greater, and/or building alterations with a permit valuation of $200,000 or above

 

 

WHAT AM I
REQUIRED
TO DO?

Before obtaining a building and/or demolition permit you will need to:

* Go to http://portolavalley.wastetracking.com to create a Waste Management Plan and estimated tonnage for your project.

* Once your Waste Management Plan is submitted, you will be notified by the Planning Department via the waste-tracking system of its approval and the required deposit amount plus the administrative fee.

* This deposit is refundable provided you submit weight tags and/or documentation (through http://portolavalley.wastetracking.com) of salvage/deconstruction work that demonstrates that at least 75% of the debris tonnage was recycled, salvaged, reused or diverted.

 

 

SALVAGING PRIOR

TO DEMOLITION IS ENCOURAGED!

The Ordinance requires that:

* Every demolition project be evaluated for potential deconstruction, salvage and recovery prior to demolition.

 

 

HOW DO I

OBTAIN A

DEPOSIT

REFUND?

In order to obtain a recycling deposit refund you will need to:

* Demonstrate that at least 75% of the total waste tonnage was recycled, salvaged, reused or diverted.

* Upload your deconstruction/salvage/recycling weight tags to your project file in http://portolavalley.wastetracking.com and “Submit Plan for Final.”

* The Planning Department will review your file for compliance and notify you of its approval and the amount you will receive for your deposit refund.

 

WHAT IF I

NEED HELP?

Town Staff is here to help!

* Carol Borck, Assistant Planner, has regular office hours at Town Hall and can also be reached at (650) 851-1700, ex. 211

* Call Green Halo’s support number for information on using the waste-tracking system (1-888-525-1301 M – F 5am to 6pm)

* Visit www.portolavalley.net/CandD for a link to our recorded webinar (after March 8)

 

Click here for Portola Valley's "real time" debris diversion statistics.