The City of Torrance requires that all demolition projects and construction or remodeling projects valued at $100,000 or more must recycle or reuse at least 50% of the materials that leave the project site and 100% of excavated soil and land-clearing debris. A Waste Management Plan (WMP) form is part of the permit process for projects that meet these criteria. The WMP form is available at the permit counter or a downloadable form is available here:
Waste Management Plan Form
Step 1 - when applying for the permit, you must complete the WMP form stating that at least 50% of the waste generated by the project will be recycled or reused and that 100% of excavated soil and land-clearing debris will be recycled or reused.
Step 2 - collect and keep all receipts and records of the disposal, recycling, donations, and reuse of the materials from your project. Receipts must show material type, tonnage or weight, how the materials were treated, the facility used, and the address of the jobsite.
Step 3 - complete the WMP by attaching the receipts listing the actual disposal and recycling that occurred and submitting the WMP to Public Works for approval. This is required before your project can get its final inspection.
Failure to fulfill the requirements of the WMP process will result in penalties of $5000 for construction projects and $10,000 for demolition projects, as per the Torrance Municipal Code.