California Integrated Waste Management Fee (Solid Waste & Wood Waste) Registration Information

Who is required to register?

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) regulates solid waste handling, processing and disposal activities. These include the operation of landfills, transfer-processing stations, material recovery facilities, compost facilities and waste to energy facilities. Until recently, virtually all solid waste handling activities were subject to the requirement of first obtaining a "full" solid waste facility permit or an exemption from the requirement of obtaining this permit from the local enforcement agency (LEA) with jurisdiction over the proposed site. CalRecycle must concur in the issuance of the full permit before it is issued.

CalRecycle’s Permit Program reviews solid waste facility permits submitted by local enforcement agencies (LEA) and recommends for or against concurrence in the permit to the CalRecycle. Permits include design, operational, financial, and closure/postclosure requirements.

A prospective operator should contact the local enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the proposed activity to determine application requirements. Any applicable notification or permit application would then be made to that LEA.

When there is no LEA, CalRecycle acts as the enforcement agency. The applicant may contact CalRecycle at:

CalRecycle
1001 I Street
PO Box 4025
Sacramento, CA 95812-4025
(916) 341-6329

Contact the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) for additional registration information.

There is no online registration with BOE.