Oroville, California

Camp Fire: Metals Recycling Facility


The Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, resulted in at least 85 civilian fatalities, and injured 12 civilians and 5 firefighters. It covered 153,336 acres and destroyed more than 18,000 structures, almost completely destroying the towns of Paradise, Concow, Magalia, and Butte Creek. The Federal and State of California cleanup response was broken into several contract packages to remove, process, and dispose of 5 million tons of materials at a cost of $3 billion. Odin was engaged under four contracts to support aspects of the overall response. Odin’s contributions to the Camp Fire cleanup included cleanup of residential lots, hazard tree felling in Paradise, construction and operation of a metals recycling facility, and construction and operation of a 1,500-bed temporary camp for cleanup workers.

Odin designed, constructed, and operated a metals recycling facility to support the cleanup of the Camp Fire. Odin’s recycling facility was designed to handle the extreme amount of truck traffic hauling recyclable metals and burned vehicles. The facility operated in severe weather conditions 12 to 15 hours per day and 6 days per week. Due to the efficient design of the facility, trucks were weighed in a timely manner, unloaded, and returned to the affected areas saving time and money. During the cleanup, the facility unloaded, processed, and recycled approximately 75,000 tons of metal and more than 20,000 vehicular units.

Project Highlights:

• Facility operated 12-15 hours per day and 6 days per week • Recycled 75,000 tons of metal • 20,000 vehic


Alan Zamboanga

Project Details

Start Date:

February 2019

End Date:

November 2019