Deadline to apply for property cleanup approaches



As crews continue wildfire debris cleanup work statewide, the Debris Management Task Force (Task Force) wants to give everyone with wildfire damaged properties the opportunity to participate in the state-led cleanup program. To help with this, Task Force and local officials are asking property owners impacted by the 2020 wildfires to submit a Right of Entry (ROE) agreement immediately to ensure they can participate before work in their area is completed.


The State of Oregon, through the Task Force, provides no-cost cleanup for all homes and properties in the eight counties affected by the September 2020 wildfires (Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties), but property owners must sign an ROE form to allow cleanup crews onto their property.


With nearly 70 percent of debris removal completed on home sites with active ROEs statewide, five counties have now set ROE deadlines to ensure all remaining work can be completed before crews demobilize from the area. The deadlines and links for signing up are as follows:

Cleanup crews will remove ash and structural debris, hazard trees, concrete foundations and burned vehicles at no cost to the homeowner. Once completed, the property will be ready for rebuilding. The property owner will receive a letter from the State of Oregon saying that property cleanup is completed.


For more information, visit wildfire.oregon.gov/cleanup or call the wildfire debris cleanup hotline at 503-934-1700.

Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.