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 to 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 in the Construction and Demolition Brochure.


  1. At the time of your permit application, complete and submit the Construction/Demolition Recycling Plan, which includes the permit number, generated debris types, and disposal plans.
  2. Use the Resource List to locate recycling facilities in our area, or note that a permitted hauler will take the materials to a recycling facility.
  3. Submit the Construction / Demolition Recycling Report to the City of Stockton Public Works Department Solid Waste Division no later than 14 days after project completion.
  4. Attach all copies of weight tickets and receipts from recycling facilities and haulers to your Construction/Demolition Report.

Submit all plans, reports, and tickets via e-mail, fax or U.S. mail using the information provided on the Construction & Demolition Packet.
For assistance with your Recycling Plan or Report, please Contact Solid Waste.