Fire debris, ash, and other contaminated materials from burned structures may be hazardous waste and can threaten public health. On November 12, 2018, the County Health Officer issued a Declaration of a Local Health Emergency and Order Prohibiting the Endangerment of the Community through the Unsafe Removal, Transport and Disposal of Fire Debris. 

To ensure public safety and minimize further impacts on the environment, strict guidelines have been established for the removal of structural ash and fire debris.

After your property has been assessed by the LA County HazMat Team, choose Option One (Opt-In) or Option Two (Opt-Out) for debris removal.

Opt In:


Opting in is a government sponsored debris removal program. You can apply here. **Please note: The deadline to opt in was originally January 28th. It has been extended to February 15th.

Opt Out:

Opting out would mean that you would hire a state-certified contractor to preform debris removal.

For more detailed information, visit this link.

You can find a list of esteemed debris cleanup specialists here.