New Requirements for Recycling in Colma
Recycling Permits are Required
Effective July 1, 2012, individuals or organizations (non-franchised) that collect and transport recyclable material in Colma are required to obtain a Recycling Permit from the Town of Colma. Recycling Permits are available by submitting the permit application, paying a Recycling Permit fee and a business registration fee to the Town of Colma.
Recycling Permit Fees and Business Registration Requirements
The annual Recycling Permit fee is $225; the annual business registration is $25, payable to the Town of Colma.
Quarterly Reporting Requirements
Recyclers are required to complete reporting on the amount of recyclables collected each quarter in Colma. Please see the quarterly reporting template on the Colma website or see sample reports at the Town Planning Department. Note: the quarterly reports are due 45 days after the close of each quarterly reporting period. The quarterly reporting periods are based on a calendar year. Send quarterly reports to email@example.com or mail to the Sustainability Coordinator, Town of Colma, 1188 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014.
Compliance with New Requirements
Persons or firms who do not obtain a permit and continue to collect and transport recyclables in Colma are guilty of a misdemeanor as detailed in Colma’s Municipal Code, Section 1.05.010.
More information about the Recycler’s Permit program is available by calling the Town Sustainability Coordinator at 650.757.8888 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Republic Services is the only franchised waste hauler in Colma.