Public Works
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Environmental Programs public counter located on the 3rd floor of the Annex building in Alhambra is open for in-person walk-in's or appointments Monday through Thursday, 7a.m. to 5p.m. Click here to schedule an in-person appointment or call (626) 458-3517 for questions or assistance.

Prior to entering a facility/building or attending an in-person meeting, please conduct a self-check by answering the following screening questions:
  1. Do you have COVID-19 symptoms?
  2. Do you have an elevated body temperature (greater than or equal to 100.4℉ or 38℃)?
  3. Are you currently subject to a Health Officer Isolation or Quarantine Order?
If you answered yes to any of the questions, please reschedule your appointment. The County Health Officer Order strongly recommends that all employees wear a face mask while working indoors, and in shared vehicles, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors.


Construction and demolition (C&D) debris refers to any material that is generated by a project from activity that includes construction, demolition, renovations/remodel, tenant improvement, and/or grading/excavation. Grading/excavation activity refers to soil intended to be hauled away from the project site. Currently, Los Angeles County Public Works enforces a diversion rate of 65% for C&D debris as stated in the 2016 California Green Building Standards Code (2016 CalGreen Manual) and in County Code Sec 4.408 and 5.408. For more information on this program, please see the resources page under the section entitled History.

STEPS FOR MEETING ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS

1. Before the project


Submit via EPIC-LA

  • Electronic Permitting and Inspections for the County of Los Angeles (EPIC-LA), is the online portal to Building and Safety Division's electronic permitting services. On this site, you can submit a Recycle and Reuse Plan (RRP) as well as construction plans, specifications, and supporting documents for review and approval, and pay permit fees (if any).
  • Link to submit:https://epicla.lacounty.gov/energov_prod/SelfService/#/home
  • Recycle Reuse Plan via EPIC-LA Tutorial
  • Once your application is approved, an approval cover sheet will be uploaded in your "Files" tab. You may present this sheet as proof of your approval to Building and Safety. Your approval sheet will also indicate the minimum tonnage of debris your project is expected to recycle at the facility you selected.
  • Example Approval sheet
For Additional Assistance:

If assistance is required to complete the online application, please call (626) 458-3517 or send an email to CND@pw.lacounty.gov.

Staff are also available in person at our public counter at the location and times listed below to assist with submitting online applications. All applications will be processed in the order that they are received.

Los Angeles County Public Works
Annex Building, 3rd Floor
900 S Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Open Mondays through Thursdays: 7a.m. to 5p.m.
(Closed on Fridays and holidays)

2. During the Project


Keep all weight tickets to show that all debris is being taken to the agreed upon facility/facilities listed on the online RRP application. These weight tickets must be submitted as part of the Final Compliance Report (FCR) to close out the RRP. Pictures of the site before and after the project are not required, though they may be helpful.

What if there are changes to a project before it is completed?
If there are any changes made to the project such as change in scope, change of dates, or change in C&D processing facility/waste hauler, contact the C&D Unit and staff will assist with amending the application on EPIC-LA.

3. After the Project


All weight tickets must be submitted within 45 days of the estimated project end date.
Failure to submit all weight tickets associated with the project may result in a penalty fee up to $50,000.

Submit the Final Compliance Report (FCR) with all weight tickets and any other documentation (pictures, drawings, etc.) for review and approval to the C&D Unit of the Environmental Programs Division via one of the following methods. The tonnage that appears on your weight ticket will be compared to the tonnage indicated on your RRP approval sheet to determine if your project has met compliance.


Submit via EPIC-LA

Submit via Email: (Only for applications previously submitted via Email. New applications will be directed to submit via Epic-LA)

If the RRP application was previously approved via email, download and complete the FCR or Amendment application forms below and submitted with your supporting documents to our inbox at CND@pw.LACounty.gov or by fax to (626) 270-4066.

The following files are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Adobe Reader is free software that lets you view and print PDF files. Click here to download a free copy. To facilitate the timely review and approval of your RRP, please make sure to thoroughly read and follow all directions in the application form and submit all required documentation.

  1. RRP Amendment Form(PDF, 357KB)
  2. Final Compliance Report Form(PDF, 320KB)
  3. FOR COUNTY PROJECTS ONLY: Attachment 1 - Cover Form (PDF, 104KB)
  4. FOR COUNTY PROJECTS ONLY: Attachment 3 - Monthly Progress Report (PDF, 23KB)
For Additional Assistance:

If assistance is required to complete the online application, please call (626) 458-3517, or send an email to CND@pw.lacounty.gov.

Staff are also available in person at our public counter at the location and times listed below to assist with submitting online applications. All applications will be processed in the order that they are received.


Los Angeles County Public Works
Annex Building, 3rd Floor
900 S Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Open Mondays through Thursdays: 7a.m. to 5p.m.
(Closed on Fridays and holidays)

REFERENCE MATERIALS



USEFUL INFORMATION



CALRECYCLE

Visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for additional information regarding the recycling and reuse of construction and demolition debris.

For questions and further clarification,
Contact the C&D Unit at LA County Public Works.


Phone
(626) 458-3517

Email
CND@pw.lacounty.gov

Fax
(626) 270-4066

Los Angeles County Public Works
Annex Building, 3rd Floor
900 S Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
Open Mondays through Thursdays: 7a.m. to 5p.m.
(Closed on Fridays and holidays)

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