State of California’s Consolidated Debris Removal and Hazard Tree Removal Program (Program)

Following major wildland fire incidents, CalRecycle is frequently mission tasked by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to manage a program that coordinates structural disaster debris and hazardous tree removal operations. CalRecycle has created this webpage to assist interested contractors in obtaining information on contract solicitations specific to disaster debris and hazard tree removal (DDHTR) services and other disaster related emergency projects. To maximize CalRecycle’s readiness for future disasters and allow all contractors to tell us about your capabilities and experience, we invite contractors to prequalify with CalRecycle.

Attention Disaster Debris Contractors:

CalRecycle Mission Tasked to Clean Up Wildfire Debris in Siskiyou County

Debris Removal and Hazard Tree Removal ProgramCalRecycle has been mission tasked to implement the state’s consolidated debris removal program under the California Disaster Assistance Act Event No. CDAA-2022-07 for Siskiyou County for the McKinney, Mill, and Mountain Fires as a Category 1 response. Shortly, CalRecycle will announce “Stage 2: Request for Bids,” which invites prequalified disaster debris contractors to bid on cleanup projects. Stage 2 documents are being prepared and will be posted as soon as they become available.

In the meantime, contractors who are not yet prequalified may apply to become a prequalified contractor. Applications are due no later than 12:00 p.m., September 30, 2022. Only prequalified bidders will be allowed to participate in Stage 2.

Disaster Debris and Hazard Tree Removal Services- Prequalification List

The first stage of solicitation is to prequalify (Stage 1). The second stage (Stage 2) will be conducted when an incident occurs. In Stage 2, CalRecycle will provide prequalified contractors with an incident-specific scope of work, so that contractors may submit bids. This process will increase efficiency and allow CalRecycle to deploy clean-up crews as expeditiously as possible.

Interactive Map of Prequalified Contractors

CalRecycle is looking forward to quickly deploying disaster debris cleanup crews to help Californians recover quickly from wildfires. To get boots on the ground quickly, this interactive GIS map highlights prequalified contractors to encourage partnerships, joint ventures, and contractor-subcontractor relationships. Users can quickly identify who is prequalified to work in different regions throughout the state.

Map Guide

Click on a county and scroll through contractors prequalified to remove debris in that region.

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Stage 1

During Stage 1, CalRecycle will accept prequalification application packages on an ongoing basis. Contractors will submit prequalification application packages for specific categories and regions, for either the debris removal function, the hazard tree removal function, or both. Predicting when an incident occurs is impossible; therefore, contractors are advised to submit applications as soon as possible. CalRecycle will post a notice here to notify all interested parties not previously prequalified that they may submit a prequalification application package within five (5) days. Contractors whose prequalification application packages are received beyond the five (5) days will not be eligible to participate in Stage 2 for the noticed incident.

Download the prequalification application package below and follow the submission instructions.


Addendum No. 1 Memo

Solicitation Documents

Reference Documents

Conference Documents

Various technical documents can be accessed by visiting our Contractor Resources page.

Stage 2

During Stage 2, after the Governor’s Office has declared a disaster, CalRecycle will post a “Request for Bids” to all prequalified contractors for a particular category (depending on the number of parcels and hazardous trees) and applicable region.

Interested prequalified contractors shall submit bids to CalRecycle according to the Stage 2 instructions.

Emergency Contract Solicitation Information

In the event that CalRecycle must solicit disaster-related contracts separate from this process, the solicitation documents will be posted here.

Explore prior awarded disaster debris contracts here.

Additional Information

Subscribe to CalRecycle’s Emergency Debris Recovery Contracts Listserv if you would like to be notified when emergencies require post-incident contractor assistance. Common needs include:

  • Debris or tree removal and disposal services
  • Debris assessments, monitoring, and environmental consulting services

The Department of General Services Procurement Division (DGS-PD) is assisting CalRecycle with our recovery efforts by establishing Master Service Agreements (MSA) for Assessment and Monitoring (A&M) Services for Disaster Debris and Hazard Tree Removal. For more information about the resulting MSA, please visit DGS-PD for award information here.

For more information about our recovery efforts, visit the Disaster Recovery Home Page.

For more information contact: Contracts Staff,