Listed below are recent posts across all of CalRecyle's blogs.

  • Road to Recovery: Camp Fire Tree Removal Progress Update

    The State of California continues to aid Butte County in its recovery from the Camp Fire. Wildfire residential debris recovery ended in November of 2019. California is now focused on removing over 100,000 trees at risk of falling on public property and public rights of way.

    Through June 5, 2021, the Camp Fire Hazard Tree Removal program has cleared trees from 5,380 out of the 6,279 properties with eligible trees.  Of the 101,389 trees in Butte County that have been identified as dead or dying, 76,503 trees have been felled.
    Posted on In the Loop by Chris McSwain on Feb 23, 2021

  • Camp Fire Cleanup: Safety First

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery joined its state and local partners in California’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program on Wednesday, July 24 to re-emphasize operational safety to crews involved in the Camp Fire cleanup effort in Butte County. 

    Cal OES photo of multi-agency Camp Fire Debris Removal safety briefing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

    Cal OES photo of multi-agency Camp Fire Debris Removal safety briefing on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

    The all-hands-on-deck meetings took place at both debris removal contractor base camps at 6:30 a.m. ahead of debris removal operations and included representatives from CalRecycle, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Transportation. The latest safety briefing was held in addition to regular safety-focused meetings to help reinforce safety protocols as the project progresses. Read more about the safety briefing on this Cal OES Newsroom post.

    Posted on In the Loop by Lance Klug on Jul 25, 2019

  • Video: Paradise Fire Cleanup

    CalRecycle-managed crews are making steady progress clearing fire debris in Butte County in the wake of November's Camp Fire. As of Monday, 3,327 properties have been cleared, and 673 of those have been inspected and received final clearance for rebuilding. Here is video footage of cleanup operations at Paradise Elementary School earlier this month. 

    Posted on In the Loop by Syd Fong on May 30, 2019