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November 2, 2020 1:13 PM

Can I begin removing my structural Phase 2 debris before Household Hazardous Waste Removal (Phase 1) is complete?

No. On September 29, 2020 the Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari R. Mase issued an order advising community members to not enter the burn footprint of structures and to not begin clean-up activities until authorized by the Department of Health Services, Environmental Health. Hazardous debris after a wildfire can expose residents to toxic materials, and improper transport and disposal of fire debris can create dangerous health impacts throughout the community. Additionally, digging, piling materials up, or moving large pieces of debris on or off the ash footprint could jeopardize financial and debris removal assistance if done without proper authority or approvals.