Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I would like to open a recycling company. How do I start and what permits do I need?

ANSWER:
You will need permits and licenses from the State, County, and the local city in which you operate.

You need to contact California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) about a permit to establish a recycling company. Information may be found at their website (see link below).
Also included is a link to Los Angeles County Regional Planning (see link below).

Links:
  Department of Regional Planning

  How to Become a Certified Operator

  Dept. of Resources Recycling & Recovery (CalRecycl
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