Approximately 22 percent of the state's waste stream is comprised of construction and demolition debris. Menlo Park's construction and demolition ordinance reduces the city's contribution of this debris to local landfills.
Ordinance recycling requirements
Sixty percent of the project's anticipated debris must be diverted. The anticipated debris is determined by the Community Development Department, but is typically as follows:
Demolition (typical): 40 pounds per square foot
Demolition with tile roof: 47 pounds per sure foot
New construction: 4 pounds per square foot
Wood only (such as deck): 2 pounds per square foot
Up to 35 percent of this debris can be inerts (concrete and asphalt). Separate calculations for demolition and construction portions of an applicable project.