Construction & Demolition Recycling
The City of Fitchburg requires the 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 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.
Projects Requiring Recycling
There are many types of projects that require Construction and Demolition recycling. The requirements vary according to the type and size of project. Each project requiring a recycling 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 recycling/reuse may consult the 2012-2014 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 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 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 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 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 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 easiest way to meet the recycling requirements is to take the debris to the recycling drop off site. 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.