Clean Construction Demolition Debris (CCDD)
Frequently Asked Questions
Orange Crush LLC has a permitted CCDD site in Romeoville and a CCDD transfer site in Chicago at our O’Hare Facility. We accept CCDD and clean soils accompanied by an approved 662 or 663 form. All loads are subject to inspection. Loads not meeting the IEPA’s and/or Orange Crush’s requirements will be rejected.
Please note: Any load containing—no matter how small—wood, grass, branches, or contaminated soil will be rejected. If any of the these are found buried within a load, the responsible party will be charged a $250 reload fee in addition to the original dump fee.
What is Clean Construction Demolition Debris (CCDD)?
CCDD includes any of the following materials generated from construction or demolition activities:
- Uncontaminated broken concrete free from protruding metal bars
- Reclaimed asphalt pavement
When uncontaminated soil is mixed with any of these materials, the uncontaminated soil is also considered CCDD.
What is uncontaminated soil?
Uncontaminated soil is soil generated during construction, remodeling, repair or demolition of utilities, structures and roads that does not contain contaminants in concentrations above IEPA-established TACO Most Conservative Standards – You can learn more about the Maximum Allowable Concentrations of Chemical Constituents In Uncontaminated Soil Used as Fill Material on the IEPA site here.
What constitutes a CCDD Fill Operation?
A current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation site where CCDD or uncontaminated soil is used as fill. We are required to pay fees based on the volume of CCDD or uncontaminated soils accepted for fill at the Romeoville Site and the O’Hare transfer site, both of which are subject to frequent inspection by the IEPA and Will County.
What are my responsibilities when dumping at a CCDD fill operation?
As the owner of any soil or CCDD taken to a CCDD fill operation, you must certify that it is either uncontaminated or that it meets the MAC Standard.
How do I determine if my CCDD and/or soil is contaminated?
You should hire an Environmental Professional to determine if it is contaminated and provide a pH test and certification by the owner of such.
If your environmental geologist or environmental engineer determines the construction site is potentially impacted, testing will be necessary. If testing shows soil is NOT contaminated above MAC Table Standards, certification is provided by filling out form LPC-663 and having a PG or PE sign it.
You can access the IEPA uncontaminated soil certification form (form 663) here. Upon completion of your 662 form, contact us here (select “CCDD Approval”). We will then contact you for review and acceptance.
What is Potentially Impacted Property (PIP)?
PIP is property with a past or current use that could have caused it to be contaminated. If your testing shows the CCDD IS contaminated, you must dispose of the material in a properly permitted landfill. Orange Crush, LLC is not a permitted landfill and does not accept any contaminated CCDD fill.
Before digging, Contact an Environmental Professional to determine if you are a PIP. If your property is a PIP, sample for contaminants of concern and complete IEPA form 663.
Access the IEPA uncontaminated soil certification form (form 663) here.
If your property is not a PIP – arrange for pH testing and complete IEPA form 662.
Access the IEPA source site certification form (form 662) here.
Upon completing these forms, contact us here (select “CCDD Approval”) and we will contact you for review and acceptance.
Download IEPA forms here!
More helpful resources:
- IEPA CCDD site, general information and forms
- IL St. Fire Marshal — Is your site a PIP or near a PIP (registered USTs)?
- USEPA — Is your site a PIP or near a PIP (waste handling or spills)?
- IEPA — Is your site a PIP or near a PIP (spills, waste handling, inspections etc.)?