Hazardous Waste Removal Inspections Have Begun….

HAZARDOUS WASTE REMOVAL inspections and removals began on Monday, Dec. 3.

Here’s What You Need to Know:

– Hazardous waste removal work is authorized by federal and state disaster declarations and a subsequent executive order given by the Governor of California. Yesterday, L.A. County Fire Department alongside teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) began assessing and removing household hazardous waste from properties burned by the Woolsey Fire. DTSC is in charge.

– It is a door-to-door assessment, survey and collection of household hazardous waste at approximately 1,500 properties in L.A. County at no-cost to property owners.

– The hazardous waste removal work does not require property-owner consent. Property owners cannot opt out of hazardous materials assessment and removal activities, and do not need to schedule an appointment.

– Please assist by unlocking and opening your gates if necessary to accommodate the inspections and hazardous waste removals.

– Hazardous waste includes remains of everyday products like paints, cleaners, batteries and pesticides which are all more toxic after a fire.

– After the safe removal and clearing of hazardous materials, yellow clearance placards will be placed on each property.

– Property owners who have questions about the hazardous waste removal process can contact the Los Angeles County Fire Department at (323) 890-4000, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.