Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

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

You need to contact the State of California Division of Recycling about a permit to establish a recycling company. Information may be found at their website (see link below). They also have a guide to establish a recycling company on their website (see link below).

Also included is a link to Los Angeles County Regional Planning (see link below).

  California Division of Recycling

  Guide to Starting a Recycling Business

  Department of Regional Planning
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