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Alternative Debris Removal Program (Opt-out option)

Last updated June 21, 2024

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Apply for the Alternative Program

Due to the public health emergency, all properties impacted by the Maui Wildfires must perform fire debris removal in accordance with Ordinance 5562. Property owners who elect not to participate in the Government-sponsored Consolidated Debris Removal Program must remove fire debris at their own cost through the Alternative Program.

To apply for the Alternative Program, please complete this application and submit by email to, or by mail to:

Department of Public Works
200 S High Street, Room 434
Wailuku, HI 96793

Step 1: Apply

Apply for either PPDR or Alt Debris if applying for Alt Debris step

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Step 2: Work Plan

Submit work plan within 30 days of application approval.

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Step 3: Debris Removal

Alt Debris Removal, must be complete within 30 days of work plan approval.

Step 4: Final Report

Final report must be submitted within 30 days of work completion

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Important deadlines for homeowners:

  • IMPORTANT: June 15, 2024 is the application deadline to sign up for either the Alternative Debris
    Removal Program or obtain an approved Right-of-Entry (ROE) for the Government-Sponsored
    Consolidated Debris Removal, per adopted standards.

    For the Alternative Debris program:
  • After the homeowner’s application is approved, a Work Plan must be submitted within 30 days.
  • Upon approval by the County of Maui of the Work Plan, cleanup must be completed within 30
  • August 1, 2024: Work Plan submission deadline for private cleanup
  • September 15, 2024: Cleanup deadline (30 days after acceptance of the Work Plan)
view ordinance 5562 (pdf)Program standards

Property owners who choose not to participate in the Government-sponsored Debris Removal Program must hire a private contractor to remove fire debris and clean up properties. The Alternate Debris Removal Program is done at the homeowner’s expense and must meet or exceed the standards set by local, state, and federal agencies. This includes compliance with all legal requirements for disposal, authorized disposal sites, best management practices for activities on site, proper transportation and documentation of debris, soil testing, and erosion control. The Alternative Debris Removal Program enrollment deadline is June 15, 2024. No new enrollment applications will be accepted after that date.

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