The Permit Toolbox provides online tools and resources to provide guidance to local enforcement agencies (LEA), operators, applicants, and CalRecycle staff in obtaining, processing, and maintaining new and revised solid waste facility permits and completing other permit-related tasks and responsibilities.
How to Use the Toolbox
To navigate this resource, use the links on the menu to your left, or try the "quick menus." These drop-down lists provide available permit information for each of the five major permit categories. Or, if you're not familiar with CalRecycle's permit process, start with one of these general resources:
This resource is continuously changing and improving based on new information and your feedback. Please see What's New for the latest changes and additions. Also visit the Suggestion Box and the Maintenance Kit to find out how you can help improve and maintain this resource.
Permit Bill of Rights
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has initiated reforms and intends to continue the effort to make environmental permitting more efficient, less costly, and to ensure that those seeking permits receive timely responses from the boards and departments of the CalEPA. To further this goal, CalEPA has developed and endorses the Environmental Permit Applicant's Bill of Rights (from the CalEPA website).