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The Step 2 cleanup process explained

The Debris Management Task Force is leading a two-step process to help those impacted by the Labor Day fires of 2020 get prepared to rebuild safely.

It’s not too late for property owners to sign up! To enroll in the program, property owners need to complete a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow crews access to your property.

Step 1

The cleanup process involves clearing hazardous waste, which was largely completed in December 2020.

Step 2

Hazard trees and ash and debris removal work is currently underway and is expected to take 6-18 months to complete. We're working on public and private property, including removing hazard trees along highway corridors in the interest of public safety. We want to ensure we’ve taken care of the debris cleanup safely, correctly, and efficiently in order to leave your property safe for you to begin rebuilding.

There’s no up-front cost for most property owners who opt into our debris removal program.

To register, visit or call the wildfire hotline at 503.934.1700.

Cleaning up your property yourself can be expensive, dangerous and complicated. We're here to help make sure that it is done safely and correctly. If you decide to do cleanup yourself, you must follow the requirements from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and work with your local jurisdiction and disposal sites.

Visit this website to find State rules and guidance to help make sure the work is done safely and properly.



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.

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