Development Projects

California Green Building Standards Code

Developers are required to comply with the California Green Building Standards Code Chapters 4.4 (Residential) and 5.4 (non-residential) for development projects as outlined in the CalGreen summary which can be reviewed by following this link: 2016 & 2019 CALGreen Construction Waste Management Requirements Waste generated by construction and demolition projects shall be reused and recycled per the regulations (including, but not limited to, soil, vegetation, concrete, lumber, metal, and cardboard).

Waste Management has a Franchise Agreement with the City and can provide developers with verifiable documentation of construction waste material diverted from the landfill in order to assist with verifying CalGreen standard diversion requirements are effectively met.  Please call Waste Management at 1.800.423.9986 for additional information.

2019 California Green Building Standards Code: https://calgreenenergyservices.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019_california_green_code.pdf

Construction and Demolition Recycling Services

Construction Material Guidelines


Solid Waste Enclosure Requirements

Additionally, solid waste enclosures that accommodate trash, recycle and organics containers are required for development projects as generally outlined below; however, project specific conditions will be provided during the individual application review and approval process and will be determined on a case by case basis: 

  1. Solid Waste Enclosure (Trash/Recycling/Organics):
  1. Construction debris shall be disposed of at a certified recycling site.  It is the responsibility of the developer to contact the City’s franchised solid waste hauler, Waste Management of the Inland Valley, at 1-800-423-9986 for disposal of construction debris.
  2. The developer shall participate in the City’s recycling and diversion programs by providing a solid waste enclosure to accommodate necessary solid waste containers.  
  3. All new development projects including, but not limited to, industrial and business buildings and facilities, as well as, multi-family complexes shall provide a solid waste enclosure to accommodate trash, recycle and organics waste bins and/or containers.  Solid waste enclosures for multiple tenant properties, such as a shopping center, must design the enclosure to accommodate all waste containers of the property.
  4. Properties that are being renovated and that do not have an existing solid waste enclosure must identify a suitable location and include a solid waste enclosure to house trash, recycling and organics bins and/or containers with the renovation plan submittal.
  5. Solid waste enclosures shall be located on the site to be serviced.
  6. The enclosure shall be designed for the exclusive use of housing solid waste containers including trash, recyclable and organics materials.
  7. Design Criteria: 
    1. The size and dimensions of the trash enclosure shall be based on the required number and size of containers at a minimum accommodating one (1) container each for trash, recyclables and organics materials.
    2. Enclosure shall be architecturally compatible with the primary building on site to provide a coordinated design.
    3. Exterior materials and colors of the enclosure shall match the building walls.
    4. Chain link fencing with or without/plastic slats is prohibited.
    5. Enclosure shall have solid metal or wood gates with latches that can be secured in an open or closed position.
    6. Enclosures shall be constructed in a permanent manner.
    7. Exterior must be fully enclosed with solid roofing to prevent rainfall from entering the enclosure and to prevent wind dispersal, as well as, offsite transport of trash and recycling.
    8. Provide the minimum clearance for collector and user accessibility.
    9. City Engineer approval shall be obtained in writing prior to the construction of any solid waste enclosure.