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Click here to enter your Waste Diversion Report. Check the records for accuracy before submitting. Once the report is submitted, it cannot be retrieved for editing. A confirmation email will be sent to you indicating that the report for your project has been received with a summary of the report details.
View the reference summary of waste diversion report choices (pdf) to assist you with material types, diversion methods, units of measure, hauling companies and receiving facilities.
You should not submit the Salvage Assessment required by the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection (SDCI) as part of your building permit application to the email address listed above. The Salvage Assessment should be submitted directly to SDCI_Plans_Routing@seattle.gov.
If you have any questions, please send them to WasteDiversionReport@seattle.gov or contact Katie Kennedy at 206-386-9772.
The Waste Diversion Report (WDR) identifies where project construction and demolition materials were delivered for reuse (on-site), salvage (off-site), recycling and landfill disposal. The report is required of all demolition projects and all new construction and remodeling projects that are $75,000 in value or more that received a Seattle Department of Construction & Inspection (SDCI) Building Permit after January 1, 2014. It must be submitted within 60 days of a project’s Final Inspection Approval date.
Seattle Municipal Code 21.36.089 directs Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to set up a process for the submission of construction waste diversion reports. This is detailed in SPU Director’s Rule SW-405.2 Rev 1 (pdf).
View material types, hauling companies and receiving facilities: Waste Diversion Report Choices (pdf)
When filling out the WDR form, you will initially be asked:
You will then be asked about what happened to construction waste materials. You will need to have access to the weight slips or receipts from receiving reuse, recycling or disposal facilities used by you or your contractors during the project. The WDR form questions pertain to:
Weight tickets need to be kept for at least a month after submittal of a project waste diversion report. Photographs of reuse activities for materials reused on the construction site are acceptable forms of documentation.
SPU may randomly audit the Waste Diversion Reports to see if they are:
Audits may take place within 30 business days of their submittal or in the case of non-submittals within 30 business days of when a report should have been submitted.
In 2015, a civil fine of $250 plus statuary assessments may be applied if a waste diversion report is not submitted.