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Wildfire debris removal expands in northern California

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has expanded wildfire debris removal operations in Butte, Nevada, and Yuba counties.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 11:08 AM

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has expanded wildfire debris removal operations in Butte, Nevada, and Yuba counties. Within the past week, CalRecycle-managed contractors have brought in 10 additional crews, bringing the total to 25 private contractor crews now working to clear properties destroyed by October’s wildfires in Northern California.

Following the removal of household hazardous waste by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control in late October and early November, CalRecycle contractors began conducting site assessments on burned properties on November 9, documenting damage, identifying property-specific hazards, and sampling native soils to ensure properties are restored to pre-fire conditions. Debris removal started November 16 and is expected to be complete in early 2018.

Residents who wish to take advantage of CalRecycle’s debris removal assistance will need to sign right-of-entry agreements. Those who wish to conduct their own cleanup may do so, but should be aware of all safety and environmental standards and requirements. Individual counties will have guidelines available for residents who wish to pursue this option

A central Debris Removal Operations Center for the efforts in Butte, Nevada, and Yuba counties has been established as a resource for impacted homeowners.

Debris Removal Operations Center
4451 State Hwy 20
Marysville, Ca 95901
(916) 769-1139

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