Construction & Demolition Reuse/Recycling
The City of Fitchburg requires the reuse and/or recycling of materials from certain construction, roofing, remodeling and demolition projects. Construction and demolition projects, in which the ordinance applies will require a Construction and Demolition Reuse/Recycling Plan and Report, detailing the contractor or owners recycling efforts. The addition to the Chapter 41 Ordinance was the result of two years of work by the members of the Dane County Cities and Villages Association, The Community and Economic Development Authority, The Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce, the Resource Conservation Commission and representatives of local construction, remodeling and demolition industries.
Please remember that Construction and Demolition Reuse/Recycling Report (CDRR) Form must be submitted with in sixty (60) days of the project completion. Begining in January 2014 a deposit fee will be required with the CDRR form, which will be returned upon the submittal of the Construction and Demolition Report. For a residential project the deposit will be $50.00. For a commercial project the deposit will be $100.00
Projects Requiring Recycling
There are many types of projects that require Construction and Demolition reuse/recycling. The requirements vary according to the type and size of project. Each project requiring a CDRR permit shall submit a Construction and Demolition reuse/recycling Plan and a Construction and Demolition Reuse/Recycling Report Form within sixty (60) days of project completion to the city engineer. Projects which require reuse/recycling may consult the 2013-2014 Construction and Demolition Reuse/Recycling Guide or the Fitchburg Public Works Department for planning assistance
New Construction or Demolition of Multi-Family Dwellings
New construction or demolition projects of multi-family dwellings that use concrete and steel support must recycle 70% of their construction material produced on-site, as measured by weight or volume. New construction projects that use wood framing must reuse/recycle the following materials produced on-site:
New Construction or Demolition of Single, Double, or Triple Family Dwelling
New construction or demolition projects of single, double or triple family dwellings must reuse/recycle the following materials produced on-site:
New Construction or Demolition of Commercial Buildings Projects
New construction or demolition of commercial projects where the total square footage of the space involved is over one thousand (1,000) square feet must reuse/recycle 70% of the construction material produced on-site, as measured by weight or volume.
Building Moving Projects
Any building moving project, which requires a permit must reuse/recycle 70% of the construction material produced on-site, as measured by weight or volume.
Remodeling and Roofing Projects
Remodeling projects with a value in excess of $20,000 and all roofing projects must reuse/recycle the following materials produced on-site :
Contractors or individuals holding Building Permits are required to submit a Construction and Demolition Report Form within 60 days of the completion of the construction or demolition project.
The City of Fitchburg also has City Certified Recycling Firms that can recycle mixed loads of debris as well as firms that recycle specific materials.
The owner or contractor shall maintain for two years one or more of the following to show sufficient proof compliance.
Weight tickets that show the amount of debris from the project taken to an approved recycling facility
Weight tickets that show the amount of debris from the project taken to a landfill
Proof of achievement of applicable green building certification such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental design or Green Built Homes.
For more information on what is banned from the landfill and required to be recycled, click here: Wisconsin Recycles
To learn more about Planning your Construction/Demolition Project and handling of Hazardous Waste, click here: WDNR Demolition Planning and Hazardous Waste Management
For a complete list of Companies that will collect, transport and dispose of Construction and Demolition Waste, click here: WI Waste Management Solutions by County