Phase 1 – Household Hazardous Waste Removal

California Department of Toxic Substances Control and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Clear properties of household hazardous waste, including lead acid and household batteries; compressed gas cylinders; bulk pesticides, fertilizers and pool chemicals; paints, thinners and aerosol cans; asbestos siding, pipe insulation and tiles; and CRTs from televisions, computers and other electronic devices.

  • Assess properties for asbestos and remove bulk asbestos material.

The contaminated debris is cleaned up and contained as quickly as possible to minimize exposure to emergency personnel, the public, and workers involved in restoration efforts.

California Department of Toxic Substances Control also populates a mapping tool that’s designed both for emergency crews and public use. The data inputted by crews on the ground streamlines DTSC’s cleanup of Household Hazardous Waste and keeps the public updated in real time.

More information and interactive maps are available from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control here: https://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/ERP/wildfire-waste-removal.cfm