Get the Facts | Cleanup is easy


MYTH

Cleaning up ash and debris on my property and also hazard trees is fast and easy.


FACT

Cleaning up your property yourself or with others can be expensive, dangerous and complicated. We're here to help make sure that it is done safely, efficiently and correctly.


There are a variety of environmental rules and testing that must be followed and hauling materials to landfills can become costly very quickly. Handling this material also often requires skilled experts to ensure safety and avoid any potential injury.


If you decide to perform cleanup yourself, or if you’re accepting help from others, you must follow the requirements from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and work with your local jurisdiction and disposal sites.


Get assistance: Sign up with us so we can help you clean up at no upfront cost to you.


If you choose to clean up yourself, visit our Wildfire Debris Removal site for more information and helpful guidelines.




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.