Third-Party Hauling Requirements for Construction Materials
Many construction and demolition contractors will choose to haul their own construction waste for recycling or disposal. If a third-party is hired to do this hauling, then several rules will apply:
- You may hire any recycling company to do the hauling.
- The container which is provided must be labeled as a Recycling Container and have a list of acceptable materials.
- There should be no more than 10% non-recyclable materials, by volume, in the container.
- Recycling containers with contamination that exceeds 10% non-recyclable materials, by volume, must be hauled by Waste Management.
- You must contact Waste Management, the City’s contracted hauler for non-recyclable C&D waste, for hauling services at (800) 592-9995.
Seattle Public Utilities will periodically inspect construction site containers to make sure that:
- Recycling containers are labeled with a list of acceptable materials and that there is not significant amounts (no more than 10%) of non-recyclable materials in the container by volume through visual examination of container contents.
- Disposal containers are those provided by Waste Management and that they do not have significant amounts (no more than 10%) of any targeted C&D recyclable materials such as concrete.
Note that these rules do not apply to:
- Demolition companies hauling their own debris for either recycling or disposal.
- Businesses and residents self-hauling their own wastes from their own properties.
- Junk or litter removal companies that are hired to clean up debris and waste that are not set out for container collection by a property owner.
- Collection of special waste such as asbestos and contaminated soils.
- Seattle Housing Authority, University of Washington and military bases or contractors hauling waste from their properties.
If you have questions regarding the C&D Waste Third-Party Hauling Rules, please contact Hans Van Dusen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 684-4657.