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FAQ Topic: Debris Removal

I received a bill in the mail for fire debris removal, should I pay it?

No. Fraudulent bills for fire debris removal have been reported by property owners in Mendocino County who are participating in the state-sponsored fire debris removal program. While no instances have been reported in Sonoma County, both the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa want residents to be aware of the potential scam. … Continued

What is being done to guarantee worker health and safety?

Wildfire smoke and cleanup presents hazards that employers and workers in affected regions must understand. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. Hazards continue even after fires have been extinguished and cleanup work begins. Proper protective equipment and training is required for worker safety in wildfire regions. Cal/OSHA encourages … Continued

What do you look for during a refuse truck inspection?

Vehicle well maintained and of good construction No leaking waste or fluids The company/owner name on the vehicle Proper Equipment Available Spill Kit or Cat litter Fire Extinguisher Broom and Shovel Secure load tarping system

When do I receive my permit?

Once we receive your application or notification, we will contact you to schedule an inspection. If your vehicle passes the inspection, the vehicle will receive a sticker on the vehicle and receive an inspection report and permit in the mail.

How do I apply for a Refuse Vehicle Permit?

Complete a Refuse Vehicle Permit Application and submit a permit fee in the amount of $360 per vehicle to: County of Sonoma Department of Health Services Environmental Health & Safety 625 5th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 565-6565

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