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.
- If you are selling a property or have sold a property with structural debris present you can download an affidavit of Property Transfer for Government-sponsored Debris Removal Program.
Phase II Status Map:
View the Phase II status map by clicking here.
Submit Right-of-Entry Forms
Please note, the Debris Removal ROE/FSO Center closed permanently on December 30, 2019. Debris Removal Right of Entry and Final Sign Off questions can be directed to Butte County Environmental Health at 530.552.3880.
Camp Fire Debris Removal Damage Claim Process Update
As a result of the State Debris Removal Incident Management Team’s demobilization from the Camp Fire after over a year of operations, new property damage claims regarding the debris removal program should now be directed to the Government Claims Program at the California Department of General Services. This program reviews and processes claims for money or damages against the State. Claims must be submitted in a timely manner, which is generally six months from the incident occurring for claims involving personal property. Questions about claims may still be directed to CalRecycle at email@example.com. More information on the Government Claims Program is available online, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (800) 955-0045. The Government Claim form is available at the link below:
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 the Alternative Program Application.
- Download Appendix E as a fillable PDF.
- Download Appendix F as a fillable PDF.
- Download Frequently Asked Questions about the Alternative Program.
- Download Commercial Property Debris Removal Addendum (2/21/19 Update)
- Download the Alternative Program Site Sampling Guidelines
- Check the status of your Work Plan by clicking here.
Guidelines for Fire Debris Disposal
The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility (NRRWF) accepts fire debris and ash from contractors in the Camp Fire Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program.
Haulers must present a certificate to dispose of fire debris and ash at the NRRWF. Butte County Environmental Health issues certificates directly to contractors.
For more details on Neal Road Fire Debris Disposal:
- Download the Guidelines for Fire Debris Disposal
Submit Alternative Program Application and Work Plan
Alternative Program Applications due March 15, 2019
Return via Mail
ATTN: Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville CA 95965
Return in Person
202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm
Environmental Health Phone: 530.552.3880
E-mail to: AlternativeProgram@ButteCounty.net