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.
The resources of the Permit Toolbox are organized by regulatory tiers, facility types, permit tasks and tools, and application elements. These five drop-down menus allow quick access to available permit information. Or, if you’re not familiar with CalRecycle’s permit process, start with one of these general resources:
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).
What’s New in the Permit Toolbox
For the latest changes and additions to the Permit Toolbox, please see the What’s New webpage. This page tracks the maintenance history of all updates made to the permit toolbox.
This resource is continuously changing and improving based on new information and your feedback. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the toolbox, please contact PermitTrainingAssistance@calrecycle.ca.gov.