More information about work to remove household hazardous waste from burned properties -- including progress updates and a property address search tool -- is available here.
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On Nov. 8, 2018, the Camp Fire began burning in Butte County, Calif., destroying most of the towns of Paradise, Pulga and Concow.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) are assisting recovery efforts by surveying, collecting and disposing of household hazardous waste at approximately 12,800 affected properties.
Household hazardous waste includes everyday products like paints, cleaners, solvents, oils, batteries, herbicides and pesticides, which often contain toxic ingredients. Following a fire, household hazardous waste requires special handling, especially if containers are compromised. Removing these hazardous materials will allow other agencies to begin clearing ash and other debris from affected properties and pave the way for the rebuilding process.
EPA and DTSC began household hazardous waste assessment, collection and removal on Dec. 3, 2018.
For information about the Butte County recovery, please visit buttecountyrecovers.org
For more information on past wildfire recovery efforts led by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, please visit wildfirerecovery.org