To be eligible for a free and expedited debris removal due to the Woolsey Fire, property owners must opt-in to the CalRecycle debris removal program by submitting a Right-of-Entry (ROE) Permit for Residential Debris Removal. The form provides consent for debris removal teams to access the property.
The ROE form can be accessed in the following ways:
- Online at lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers;
- By phone at 888-CLEAN-LA (888-253 2652); and
- In person at the Woolsey Fire Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), located at Malibu Courthouse (23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265) and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Building (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301).
Important: You must act quickly. The ROE forms must be submitted by January 28, 2019 in order to be eligible for the free debris removal program.
Property owners can submit ROE forms in person at the Woolsey Fire DRCs or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: Property owners are strongly encouraged to contact their homeowner’s insurance company as soon as possible. If debris removal is included in your homeowners insurance, those designated debris removal funds or a portion thereof will be dedicated to off-set program costs for the debris removal work as part of your homeowner’s insurance policy.
Before the removal of non-hazardous fire debris begins, teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and Los Angeles County Fire Department must complete their removal of household hazardous waste from properties affected by the fire. This work is already in progress and does not require property-owner consent. If you have questions about the hazardous waste removal process, contact the LA County Fire Department at 323-890-4000, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Property owners are strongly encouraged to participate in the government-assisted debris removal program, as it will be a safer, streamlined process with no-fee administered. If residents choose not to use services provided, there are a number of procedures that must be followed to safely remove debris including the completion of a Local Fire Debris Removal Program Application, which can be found on lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers.
For all questions on fire debris removal programs, contact 888-CLEAN-LA (888-253-2652) p.m. For additional fire-related resources, visit lacounty.gov/lacountyrecovers.
Important reminder: All individuals who were impacted by the Woolsey Fire should register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or visit a Disaster Recovery Center as soon as possible. Registering with FEMA is important for you and your community. Federal recovery funds received by impacted communities are based on the number of properties that register with FEMA, not the number of impacted properties so please take the time to register with FEMA.
Resources for Homeowners
- California Office of Emergency Services: Statewide Wildfire Recovery Resources
- California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA): Fire Response and Recovery
- California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC): Wildfire Household Hazardous Waste Removal
- California Department of Public Health: Wildfire Recovery Health and Safety Resources
- California Contractors State License Board: Disaster Information Center
- California Department of Insurance: Dealing With Catastrophes--Wildfires
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Disaster Recovery Assistance
As our community begins the process of recovering and rebuilding, please know I am committed to work with our local, state and federal officials to ensure the state government provides all necessary resources to support our community. For assistance with any of the information provided, please contact my district office in Santa Monica at (310)-450-0041.