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Waste Haulers, Recyling Haulers and Recycling Companies

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Obtain a Business Income and Receipts Tax ID

Every individual, partnership, association and corporation doing business in Philadelphia must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return in whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year. Rental activities are usually considered business activities.

Obtain an Activity License

An Activity License is required for all businesses and non-profits operating in Philadelphia. This includes businesses that are located outside the city limits but do some or all of their business activity in the City.

Hazardous Materials License

This license is required for the storage, dispensing, use, or handling of hazardous material.

Waste and Recycling Haulers Information

This license is no longer required by the City of Philadelphia, but other regulations may apply.

Documents You May Need

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Handbill Distribution License

This license is required for any distributor, distribution business, or person, who distributes commercial handbills on sidewalks, in public places, or door-to-door.

Dumpster License - Construction

This license is require for any dumpster utilized for storing all construction related debris. The company that owns the dumpster must apply for this license.  There is a separate placement license necessary for the entity leasing the dumpster.  The lessee permit is available from the Streets Department and will be issued for a defined time period.

Dumpster License - Public Right of Way

Dumpsters in the public right of way require an annual, renewable license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.

Dumpster License, Private

All private dumpsters required a lifetime license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.

Outdoor Advertising Business License

This license is required for installers and owners of large outdoor signs, such as billboards.