Cost of Cleanup
Fact Sheet (PDF)
Wildfire Cleanup and Asbestos Concerns
LRAPA strongly recommends waiting for government funded assistance for hazard and debris removal.
During such crisis it is easy to not consider the hazardous nature of ash and debris on your property. It’s important to understand that hazards to your immediate and long-term health exist in that ash and debris. Performing your own cleanup and debris removal may put yourself and others at risk.
The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to safely address ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires. Removing fire debris is a two-step cleanup process.
Step 1: Clearing properties of household hazardous waste to minimize exposure of hazardous materials to the public – at no cost to property owners.
Step 2: Removing ash, debris, and burned-out structures – at no cost to property owners.
Progress updates on this effort can be found on the Oregon wildfire response and recovery webpage.
Cost of Cleanup
On November 16, 2020, the Oregon Debris Management Task Force announced that the State of Oregon will provide no-cost wildfire ash and debris cleanup for all homes and businesses in the eight counties affected by the disastrous 2020 September wildfires, regardless of FEMA reimbursement. This includes mobile home parks, second homes, businesses, and other structures.
LRAPA strongly urges impacted community members to participate in the government cleanup efforts and to not remove hazardous materials and debris alone because of the potential risks to health and safety. However, the below fact sheet provided guidance on the homeowner process to cleanup and dispose of asbestos containing materials and asbestos containing waste.
After the Fire – Asbestos in Wildfire Ash & Debris