Ash, debris, and fire damage on homes that have been tagged red and yellow may contain hazardous materials that can threaten public health. Due to a declaration of a Local Health Emergency, the removal of debris is prohibited until an inspection of the debris is conducted by federal, state, or local hazardous materials agencies. Recovery activities have been expedited to ensure the safe removal of hazardous waste and fire debris of homes damaged by the wildfires.
The Debris Removal Operations Center is located at 26610 Agoura Road in Calabasas, and is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 626-979-5370 for more information.
Debris Removal e-Newsletter
- State of California Disaster Unemployment Insurance - Deadline Extended to March 15, 2019
Navigating the Opt-In Debris Removal Process
Navigating the Opt-Out Debris Removal Process
Navigating the Partially Damaged Debris Removal Process
In Phase I , local government, state and federal agencies have organized teams of experts from the California State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to inspect impacted properties and remove any household hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health, animals, and the environment. Phase I is automatic and includes both residential and commercial properties that have been destroyed by the fires.
In Phase II , CalOES, FEMA, and local officials will coordinate with the State’s Debris Task Force and its Debris Management Teams (DMT) to conduct fire - related debris removal from your property. There are two options available to residents. Option One: Opt-In is for residents who opt-in for the government-sponsored program. Option Two: Opt-Out is for residents who opt-out of the Fire Debris Removal Program. View this video to help explain Phase II.
Option One (Opt-In)
- After the Disaster: Consumer Protection
- How to Clean Up Smoke and Soot
- Como Limpiar Humo y Hollin Despues de un Incendio
- Disinfection of Onsite Water Storage Tanks
- Leaf Blower Ban
- Prohibicion del uso de Sopladores de Hojas
- Temporary Wastewater & Potable Water
- Exemption from Local Program Requirements for Minor Burn Debris Removal and Cleanup
- Burned/Destroyed Vehicles Identification and Removal Guidelines
Option Two (Opt-Out)
- General Information & Frequently Asked Questions
- Local Program Application Flow Chart
- Local Fire Debris Program Application (Opt-Out Application)
- Navigating the Opt-Out Process (Video)
Partially Destroyed Properties