Trinity County Land Owners Affected by Fire Can Get Help Removing Hazardous Waste Removal
As a service to property owners impacted by the recent fires, Trinity County requested the CalRecycle and California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) begin the first phase of the Household Hazardous Wastes (“HHW”) removal process. The DTSC will work with any property owners who have opted to allow this work.
To initiate the effort, property owners are requested to contact the County immediately to express their interest and sign an access agreement allowing DTSC to remove HHW. DTSC to begin as soon as possible. As such, please immediately contact Kristalynne Anderson at (530) 623-1459 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and begin the enrollment process.
State workers will remove HHW only from burned properties in the impacted areas of Fork, South, Route, Mad River and River Complex Fires and the Democrat Fire. This effort is being conducted free of charge to protect the health of residents, clean-up crews and the environment.
Household hazardous waste must be handled separately from other burn debris and cannot be brought to local landfills. Residents are strongly urged to leave all HHW in place and are encouraged to not remove any HHW or damaged containers from their properties. HHW includes unused or leftover portions of products used in your home that contain toxic chemicals. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable, or Corrosive are considered hazardous.
Examples of Household Hazardous Wastes to be removed are:
Used Oil and Oil Filters
Latex / Oil-Based Paint
Propane Tanks (less than 30 gallon)