Phase I - HazMat Inspections

The removal and disposal of fire debris is prohibited without first being inspected and cleared by a HazMat Team from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and Los Angeles County Fire Department (LA County).

HazMat Inspections completed on January 25, 2019

Some properties may have been inaccessible due to locked gates or guard dogs. Contact LA County at 323-890-4000 if your property is not on the Phase 1 Inspections list or the Interactive Map.

HazMat assessments do not require property owner consent. Owners cannot opt out of hazardous materials assessment and removal activities. Property owners are asked to assist by unlocking and opening gates to accommodate the inspections and hazardous waste removals.

LA County Fire Department, EPA and DTSC activities include:

  • Door-to-door assessment, survey, and collection of household hazardous waste at approximately 1,500 properties in LA County at no-cost to property owners
  • Safe removal, transport, and disposal of hazardous waste materials
  • Posting of yellow clearance placards on each property that has been cleared of hazardous waste

Property owners impacted by the Woolsey Fire who have questions about the hazardous waste removal process can contact the LA County Fire Department at 323-890-4000, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, or visit