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Illegal Debris Removal Complaints

Updated 10/19/2020 - 7:25 a.m.

Cleaning up after a wildfire can be a challenging and dangerous activity that has immediate and long-term physical health risks and impacts to the environment. Wildfire debris can contain many types of hazardous materials. As a result, there are special requirements for transporting and disposing of wildfire debris.


Debris Removal Permits are required for all debris removal within the Almeda Fire Burn area.  Property owners that have an approved permit have been provided a yellow permit with the property address that must be posted on the property.  If a property does not have a yellow debris removal permit, no authorization for removal has been given by the City and should be reported.  

Illegal or unauthorized debris removal poses a significant threat to public health and the environment and should be reported to the City's Code Enforcement Department.  To report illegal or unauthorized debris removal during City business hours, please contact Community Development at 541-535-7401 or by using the online code complaint form below:

Online Code Complaint Form

If debris removal is taking place during non-business hours, including weekends or holidays, please contact the Talent Police Department's non-emergency line at 541-776-7206.  

To report releases of hazardous materials that pose a significant threat to human health or the environment, and other emergencies, should be reported to the Oregon Emergency Response System at 1-800-452-0311.

For pollution that is not an emergency, click the link below to report a pollution problem online. DEQ will not contact you unless we need more information or you request to be contacted.


DEQ Online Complaint Form