Consolidated Debris Removal Program
The Consolidated Debris Removal Program (Program) has two phases: removal of household hazardous waste and removal of other fire-related debris.
Phase I: Household Hazardous Waste Removal
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 your property and remove any hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health, animals, and the environment such as batteries, herbicide, pesticide, propane tanks, asbestos siding, and paints, and e-waste. Phase I is automatic and includes both residential and commercial properties destroyed by the fire.
Phase II: Debris Removal and Property Clean-up
Option 1: Government-sponsored Debris Removal Program
In Phase II, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and local officials coordinate with the State’s Debris Task Force and its Debris Management Teams (DMT) to conduct fire-related debris removal from your property if you have elected to participate in the program by completing and signing a Right-of-Entry (ROE) Form. To obtain this service the property owners must complete a Right-of-Entry form. Download the Right-of-Entry Form | (Español)
- Download a list of items that are eligible and not eligible in the Government-sponsored Debris Removal Program.
- Download a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Government-sponsored Debris Removal Program.
Option 2: Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program (Alternative Program)
Property owners who do not qualify for, or who chose not to participate in, the Government-sponsored Debris Removal Program, must hire properly licensed private contractors and consultants to remove fire debris and clean up their properties.
An Alternative Fire Debris Removal Application form must be submitted, and a Work Plan must be approved by the Butte County Environmental Health Division prior to the commencement of work. Private debris removal is done at the homeowner’s expense and must meet the standards outlined for the Alternative Program. This includes compliance with all legal requirements for disposal, best management practices for activities on site, proper transportation and documentation of waste, and erosion control.
- Download the Alternative Program Guidelines.
- Download Frequently Asked Questions about the Alternative Program.
A Right-of-Entry form is required to participate in the Government-sponsored Debris removal Program. Submit Right-of-Entry forms at these locations:
Return via Mail
ATTN: Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville CA 95965
Return in Person
Disaster Recovery Center
Chico Mall, 1982 E. 20th Street in Chico
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm
Right-of-Entry (ROE) Center
202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm
ROE Phone: 530.552.3155
E-mail to: ROE@buttecounty.net
For additional information on Phase I and Phase II debris removal please select a menu option to the left.