Right of Entry forms due October 16, allows free hazardous waste removal

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says Right of Entry forms will be due on October 16, 2020. The forms will allow access to cleanup teams to begin free removal of hazardous materials from burned properties.

Posted: Oct 8, 2020 3:44 PM

SALEM, Ore--- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says Right of Entry forms will be due on October 16, 2020. The forms will allow access to cleanup teams to begin free removal of hazardous materials from burned properties. 

"Prioritized due to the immediate threat to health, safety and the environment, hazardous waste cleanup is funded by the State of Oregon and FEMA in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties. Each of these counties have begun collecting Right of Entry forms. Right of Entry forms are due to counties by October 16, and must be signed before free hazardous waste removal can occur. These are simple forms that require only your name, address and insurance information if you have insurance," said the DEQ. 

Links to each county's Right of Entry fillable and/or printable form are available at https://wildfire.oregon.gov/cleanup

The second step in cleanup is ash and debris removal. After this step is complete, property owners will be able to begin rebuilding. State, county and federal partners are developing funding and implementation options for Step 2: Ash and debris removal.

The State of Oregon’s Debris Management Task Force consists of the Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and is overseeing a coordinated effort by federal, state and local government agencies to address hazardous waste and debris removal.

In an effort to help impacted Oregonians navigate this challenging process, the Task Force is providing the following guidance.

WILDFIRE CLEANUP AND INSURANCE

The state will not recoup money from your insurance that could have otherwise gone to rebuilding your home. Residents have shared concerns that signing a Right of Entry for hazardous waste removal will allow the state to take money from property owners’ insurance. This is not true.

Household hazardous waste and debris removal can cost $75,000 or more. If you choose to complete cleanup yourself, the cost may take away from funds that could otherwise go towards rebuilding your home.

BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL FRAUD REGARDING DEBRIS REMOVAL

Unfortunately, disaster provides opportunity for those seeking to take advantage of vulnerable populations via scams and fraud.
Be skeptical of anyone promising immediate cleanup and debris removal, and be wary of people who quote outrageous prices or demand payment upfront.

Research contractors, verify they have an active license and check their complaint history through the Construction Contractors Board at ccb.state.or.us/search. Never pay by wire transfer, gift card, cash, or by signing over an insurance check. And never make the final payment until the work is done.

Don't give into pressure from your insurance company to settle. Call the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation at 1-888-877-4894 or visit dfr.oregon.gov for information. These resources are here to help protect you and your family.

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