How to Start a Recycling Business in California

These days many people are now aware on the importance of taking care of our beloved planet earth, so this is the right time to start a recycling business. One of the leading states in the country that promotes this project is California. Recycling business is quite lucrative venture because in Los Angeles alone they have garnered $1.2 billion of revenue. This is a nice venture that is ideal to enter.

All you need to do is to have an effective strategy to have a profitable recycling business in California.

Items to be Recycled

The first thing that you need to remember is the materials or items that you will process as well as how you can collect them. Apart from the usual newspaper, can, aluminum, scrap metal and glass recycling there are also a lot of items or materials that you can recycle. Items such as efficient-light bulbs, computers, motor oil, plastic products and tires could also be collected and promoted as your niche. In addition, you can also choose on specializing in just one particular materials or mixture of materials or any materials you want. For collecting the materials, you may need to decide how you can able to pick up these and drop on a facility that will process it or a combination.

  • License

    License is also very important to remember before you can successfully run your recycling business in California. Visit the California secretary of state for your registration. As you know the articles of organization and articles of incorporation should be filed with business division of SOS. This article actually outlines the way that the business will be directed and governed. There are requirements and fees that you need to accomplish. For more information about the price of fees and other requirements it would be best to visit the website of SOS. Be sure to get an employer identification number that can be obtained in the Internal Revenue Service that are commonly done in their website.

  • Starting Cost

    In any business, starting cost or capital is very important, so it is the first factor that you need to consider before running a recycling business. Be sure to secure enough amount of funding for your business. In case you don’t have ample funds to start your recycling business, don’t worry because there are some means on how you can acquire funds. Firstly, create an effective business plan as well as the complete details of your proposed business and submit it to a financial agency as small business loan. The Small Business Administration can assist funding for promising business.

  • Facility, Equipment and Advertising

    Once you have now the capital and effective business planning. The next thing that you need to do is to find an appropriate location for your recycling business. The pieces of equipment are also important, be sure to have them before starting or lease some if you can’t still afford. Lastly is advertising, having effective advertising strategy can surely help you to boost your sales.


  • MOHAMED said on January 23, 2012
    would like to know how to start a Recycling Business in canada and how can I get the funding
  • Yaltameimi said on March 8, 2012
    Permits and capital are available, how I can start the equipment needed for recycling business.
  • shahnaaz sultana said on June 1, 2012
    I Would like to know how to start a Recycling Business in California and how to get the Funding, and how can I start the equipment needed for recycling business. Kindly help me. HYDERABAD HYDERABAD, A.P, INDIA
  • shaji kalloori said on June 3, 2012
    I Would like to know how to start a Recycling Business. currently located in Bangalore, India. I would like to know how to start Recycling Business in India, Bangalore. How much i have to invest.
  • jitendra kella said on June 9, 2012
    Hi, I am jitendra kella from Gujarat. I want to establish a manufacturing unit of steel drum lids in australia. What is the legal process. How much i have to invest. Any type of help received from Austalian Government
  • Suprio Chakraborty said on June 21, 2012
    I am Suprio Chakraborty, form Noida, India. I would like to start electronic recycling industry. Please guide me how to begin with.
  • Essang E. said on June 24, 2012
    Hi, am Essang E.from Rivers State, Nigeria. am interested to go into partnership in recycling business with any serious minded partner oversea.
  • abbas said on September 6, 2012
    hi, i am abbas from karachi, pakistan. i want to establish a re-cycling manufacture unit of efficient-light bulbs, computers. what is the legal process, how much i have to invest, technical help to established unit
  • Nagappan said on September 13, 2012
    sir, i am interested in recycling business pls advice me how we can start the business, currently i am living in Tamil nadu in INDIA
  • Gagan Baghla said on October 2, 2012
    I want to start recyclic business in India in Punjab District Bathinda. I want to know the process of govt. approvals and equipments required to start a business.
  • Praveen Kumar said on October 18, 2012
    Hi, I am Praveen from Ernakulam, kerala, India. I want to start a Recycling Plant, especially of Lights, IT scraps, tyres. What is the legal procedures for starting a unit, how much I have to invest, what is technical and other problems that I may have to face? Please give me a detailed information on this regard.
  • naga praveen kumar said on January 5, 2013
    Hi i am nagapraveen kumar from andhra pradesh india, i want more details of recycling business. i want to start it
  • jagadees said on January 8, 2013
    Hi, I am much interested, please provide more detailed information regarding this. thx
  • SAMANTHA JOSSOB said on July 29, 2014
    hi I am located in Windhoek, Namibia. I want to start a recycling business. I want to manufacture plastic fencing post that will replace the timber post in my country, to ease the burden of deforestation. please provide me more info on type of waste material and equipment that I will need. thank you
  • Aparna said on July 30, 2014
    Hi i want to know the process for 'Recycling' kindly please provide the details
  • Lodray Zangpo said on September 27, 2015
    Hi I am Loday and want to do business on PET bottles and products based on recycling business. Please guide me to proceed.
  • Yogesh said on June 26, 2017
    How to get details of recycling business?


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