California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Fires at Solid Waste Facilities

Workshop Solutions and Next Steps

At the March 29, 2005 workshop these top possible solutions and next steps were identified by stakeholders.

Top 4 Potential Solutions

  1. Develop more educational materials.
  2. Develop a fire prevention/response model ordinance.
  3. Develop best management practices (BMP) to mitigate fires
  4. Promote systematic coordination.

Next Steps

  1. Continue to receive comments from local enforcement agencies (LEA), operators, fire service, etc.
  2. Continue to update website.
  3. Develop action plan for BMPs, model ordinance, training, and systematic coordination.
  4. Plan coordination meetings in fall 2005. Bring together LEAs, operators, fire service and others to discuss regional solutions including BMPs and information sharing.
  5. Obtain approval from appropriate governing bodies for further actions if necessary
Last updated: June 7, 2005
Fires at Solid Waste Facilities http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/SWFacilities/Fires/
Todd Thalhamer: Todd.Thalhamer@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-6356