The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), in coordination with Los Angeles County Public Works, will provide debris removal for homes destroyed by the Woolsey Fire at no cost to property owners and residents.
The free removal of non-hazardous fire debris applies to destroyed residential homes with a maximum of one wall standing. It also applies to mobile homes, as well as vehicles and boats on a property where a home was destroyed. For a complete list of eligible debris, visit lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers.
Property owners must opt-in to the program by submitting a Right of Entry (ROE) form. The form provides consent for debris removal teams to access a property.
The ROE form can be accessed in the following ways:
Online at lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers;
By phone at 888-CLEAN-LA (888-253 2652); and
In person at the Woolsey Fire Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), located at Malibu Courthouse (23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265) and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Building (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301).
Property owners are encouraged to contact their homeowners insurance providers, as any insurance proceeds for debris removal will be dedicated to off-set costs.
Property owners can submit ROE forms in person at the Woolsey Fire DRCs or via email to email@example.com. Deadline for submittal is Dec. 31, 2018.
Before the removal of non-hazardous fire debris begins, teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and Los Angeles County Fire Department must complete their removal of household hazardous waste from properties affected by the fire. This work is already in progress and does not require property-owner consent.
Property owners are strongly encouraged to participate in the government-assisted debris removal program, as it will be a safer, streamlined process with no-fee administered. If residents choose not to use services provided, there are a number of procedures that must be followed to safely remove debris including the completion of a Local Fire Debris Removal Program Application, which can be found on lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers.
For questions on fire debris removal programs, contact 888-CLEAN-LA (888-253-2652). For additional fire-related resources, visit lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers.