Halfway Home: Read the latest news about Oregon’s wildfire cleanup effort

Are you signed up for the monthly Debris Management Task Force (DMTF) newsletters? Our monthly newsletter provides the latest information and progress updates on Oregon's wildfire cleanup effort. Updates in the May newsletter include:

  • Debris removal on half of all fire-destroyed homesites is complete

  • A tourist community looks ahead to welcoming back visitors

  • Independent arborist hired to review state hazard tree removal

  • Highway 224 remains closed through fall 2021

  • Communities find hope in landscaping cleared properties

  • Governor Brown's visit to Almeda Drive Fire corridor

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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.