Caution urged on spring yard debris disposal


May 18, 2022

Because this year’s drought conditions put the state at higher wildfire risks, the Oregon Department of Forestry and other fire prevention experts urge caution when disposing of yard debris this spring.

May is Wildfire Awareness Month, which is a great time to trim flammable trees and bushes and tidy up plants around homes to create a “defensible space.”

Alternatives to burning are urged, such as composting or recycling, options for which are available through local disposal companies, such as Sweet Home Sanitation at (541) 367-2535 or Covers are...

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