Business License: BU20221980

For general information contact:

Public Works Department
Tel: (562) 570-6383
333 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802


Most major development projects will require a permit of some kind. This is necessary to ensure that all buildings meet minimum standards that protect its occupants and neighbors.

Contractors working in the City of Long Beach are required to have a Long Beach business license. If a contractor has employees, proof of Workers' Compensation Insurance must be shown at the time of permit issuance. Contractors working alone may waive this requirement, but must show a pocket copy of their State Contractor's License.

Click here for C&D Recycling Program Waste Management Plan,

Street permits can be obtained at City of Long Beach permit center, (562) 570-6651.

Weekly Trash Disposal:

Athens Services
Harry Kazarian
(818) 262-5941

Hazardous Material:

Many items used for home maintenance and repair contain toxic chemicals that are unsafe and harmful to our environment when disposed of improperly. E-waste, such as unwanted computers, televisions, printers, and other electronics may contain lead, copper, and other heavy metals or toxic substances that are harmful.

You can drop off hazardous waste to the following locations. Please note, it is recommended that you call the Center first, to make sure that they accept the materials that you want to dispose of.

San Pedro:
1400 N. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
1-800-98-TOXIC (1-800-988-6942)

Recycling Ordinance:

In response to State-mandated waste reduction goals and as part of the City's commitment to sustainable development, the City of Long Beach adopted an ordinance that requires certain demolition and/or construction projects to divert at least 60% of waste either through recycling, salvage or deconstruction.

The Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling (C&D) Program, which will take effect on November 5, 2007, will aim to encourage permit applicants to recycle all C&D materials through a refundable performance deposit. This program also encourages the use of green building techniques in new construction and promotes reuse or salvaging of recyclable materials in demolition, deconstruction, and construction projects.

A Waste Management Plan (WMP) will now accompany the building permit application for any "Covered Project." The WMP must be completed and approved prior to permits being issued. The WMP details how the project will meet the 60 percent requirement.

At the conclusion of the project, a final report detailing the amount of reuse, recycling, and disposal actually generated from the project must be submitted and approved prior to the applicant receiving refund of the performance deposit. Projects that do not meet the 60% requirement may receive a partial refund in proportion to actual diversion.

Applicants will be required to submit a Performance Security Deposit as well as pay an administrative review fee. The Performance Security Deposit is either 3% of project value or $51,500, whichever is less (REFUNDABLE). The minimum deposit is $1,545 per project. The Administrative Review Fee is either 1/4% of project value or $2,652, whichever is less. The minimum fee is $129.

Submit the Final Report and Compliance Form portion of the WMP to the Building & Planning Department within 30 days of project completion with total material actually disposed and diverted, by type, in order to receive performance deposit refund. Appropriate documentation must accompany this report in order to comply with this ordinance.