CITY OF LOS ANGELES

Business License: 0000-287263-0001-3

For general information:

4801 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA

Phone: (323) 881-7030

Permits:

WHEN DO I NEED TO GET A PERMIT?

Section 62.105 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) requires permits to be obtained for construction in any property, street or other right of way owned by, to be owned by, or under the control of the City. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to sidewalks, curbs, gutters, pavement, grading, sewers, storm drains, bridges, retaining walls, trees and tree wells, culverts, traffic signals, and street lights.

WHEN DO I NEED AN "A" PERMIT?

An "A" Permit (LAMC 62.106.a) is issued only for the repair, construction or reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches or gutters, and work appurtenant to the foregoing, or work within a public easement, where the work contemplated is limited in extent and can be constructed to match existing grades without a survey or engineered plans. "A" Permits are often issued in conjunction with sewer permits which require excavation in a public street. Driveways and sidewalks involving the relocation of water meter and gas valve boxes, street light and traffic signal conduit and pull boxes and parking meters, require coordination with the appropriate agencies.

To obtain an "A" permit, please contact your local District Office.

WHEN DO I NEED A "B" PERMIT?

A "B" Permit (LAMC 62.106.b) is issued for extensive public works improvements including the widening of streets and alleys, the changing of existing street grade, construction of bridges, retaining walls, and the installation of sewer, storm drains, street lighting, and traffic signals. Construction plans are usually required which must be signed by a California licensed Civil and/or Electrical and/or Traffic Engineer.

A "B" Permit may be issued for either design or construction, or a single permit can be issued for both design and construction. These permits cover plan check engineering, installation of traffic control devices, inspection, testing during construction, and maintenance of street trees.

"B" Permits are most frequently issued for public works improvements adjacent to land being developed. In these instances, the extent and type of improvements depend on conditions imposed by the Council, City Engineer, Department of City Planning, or some other jurisdictional body in accordance with the Municipal Code, City Charter, State Law, or City Ordinance.

To obtain a "B" permit, please contact your local District Office.

Weekly Trash Pick-up:

The Bureau of Sanitation services four automated containers: black (for household refuse), blue (for recyclables), green (for yard trimmings) and brown (for horse manure) containers. Containers must be placed at the curb by 6:00a.m.on the day of collection, and removed no later than 8:00p.m.on the day of collection. If you have any questions concerning your City issued containers or would like to inquire about our other services, please call us at 1-800-773-2489. You could also check out our website to view the different services we offer to our customers.

Sanitation Customer Service Call Center
No Public Counter
Los Angeles, CA 90013
T.F. (800) 773-2489
Ctx (213) 473-4180
TDD (213) 473-4112

Hazardous Material:

Special Materials: Hazardous Waste

S.A.F.E Centers: Permanent Collection Centers

For Residents:

San Pedro: GAFFEY STREET
1400 N. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays, and Sundays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Los Angeles: LOS ANGELES-GLENDALE TREATMENT PLANT
4600 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays and Sundays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Playa del Rey: HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT
7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays and Sundays
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sun Valley: RANDALL STREET
11025 Randall St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays and Sundays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

West Los Angeles: UCLA
550 Charles E. Young Dr. West
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hours of Operation:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

* We will accept electronic waste on Saturday only.
** Note: All Waste Collection Services are suspended during rainy weather

Los Angeles: WASHINGTON BLVD.
2649 E. Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Hours of Operation:
Saturdays and Sundays
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For Business

(Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators)
This service is available by appointment only.

1st Wednesday of the Month
San Pedro: GAFFEY STREET
1400 N. Gaffey St.
Los Angeles, CA 90731

2nd Wednesday of the Month
Los Angeles: WASHINGTON BLVD.
2649 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

3rd Wednesday of the Month
Playa del Rey: HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT
7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

4th Wednesday of the Month
Sun Valley: RANDALL STREET
11025 Randall St.
Sun Valley, CA 91352

Recycling Ordinance:

New Citywide Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Ordinance Effective January 1, 2011.
On March 5, 2010, the City Council approved Council File 09-3029 pertaining to a Citywide Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Ordinance that requires ALL mixed C&D waste generated within City limits be taken to City certified C&D waste processors. The Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) is responsible for this new C&D waste recycling policy that is effective January 1, 2011.

All haulers and contractors responsible for handling C&D waste must obtain a Private Solid Waste Hauler Permit from BOS prior to collecting, hauling and transporting C&D waste and C&D waste can only be taken to City Certified C&D Processing Facilities. Effective January 1, 2011, non-compliance penalties of up to $5,000 will be assessed for every load of C&D waste not taken to City certified processors. Also, C&D rebates will be phased out; year one the C&D rebate will drop from $10 to $5 per ton and year two onward, there will be no rebates issued for C&D. Further, the Department of Building & Safety will aid in facilitating implementation of this ordinance; Building & Safety Building Permit applications will require contractors to either identify the Permitted Private Solid Waste Hauler handling C&D waste from their City project or provide the contractor's own Private Solid Waste Hauler Permit should the contractor choose to self-haul C&D waste.

For more information about this ordinance, please contact BOS at the address and phone number provided at the bottom of this page under Contact Information.

Click here to obtain all of the forms necessary to apply for Waste Hauler Permit.

Click here to obtain a current list of City Permitted Waste Haulers.

Click here to obtain a current list of City Certified Processing Facilities.

General Construction & Demolition (C&D) Recycling Information

SRCRD can provide technical assistance to City Departments, private sector businesses, multi-family complexes, and the community regarding C&D recycling. The following are examples of C&D materials that can be recycled:

  • Concrete & Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Gypsum/Wallboard
  • Plate Glass
  • Scrap Metal

To obtain general information about recycling C&D materials, please see contact information listed below.

Contact Information:
Bureau of Sanitation
Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)
C&D Recycling Coordinator
(213) 485-2260

Written Inquiries:
Bureau of Sanitation
Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division (SRCRD)
1149 S. Broadway St., 5th Floor, Los Angeles 90015

Please provide:

  • Your Name
  • Company Name
  • Complete Address
  • Telephone and Fax Numbers
  • The type of information you need.

Or, via e-mail to SRCRD@lacity.org or, via fax to (213) 485-3671.