As a service to property owners impacted by the Clayton fire, Lake County requested the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to start the first phase of the Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) removal process. The DTSC will be conducting sweeps of properties to identify and remove hazardous waste. The start date for DTSC to begin hazardous waste removal is on Monday, October 3rd
This service is only for those affected by the Clayton fire.
Household hazardous waste has to be handled separately from other burn debris and may not go into 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 labeledCaution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive are considered hazardous.
Examples of Household Hazardous Wastes to be removed are:
• Antifreeze • Solvents • Auto Batteries • Auto Fluids • Used Oil and Oil Filters
• Household Cleaners • Fertilizer • Pesticides • Aerosols • Latex / Oil-Based Paint
• Pool Chemicals • Propane Tanks (less than 30 gallons)
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