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Woodstove Program

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Wood Stoves
Frequently Asked Questions
Buying or Selling Wood Stoves
Wood Stove or Fireplace Insert Certification Labels
  Health Effects of Wood Smoke
Tips for Cleaner Wood Stove Burning


Smoke created from wood burning can be a significant source of air pollution and can have serious health consequences for those with asthma, respiratory or heart conditions, or other illnesses. Children and the elderly are especially at risk. 

DEQ has developed the statewide wood stove program to promote the use of cleaner burning wood stoves, and help homeowners burn more efficiently and with less pollution. Your community may have additional rules governing the use of wood stoves and fireplaces. Check with your city or county government to ask about local wood smoke ordinances.


Wood Smoke Reports

Heat Smart

DEQ's Heat Smart Program:  buying, selling and removing wood stoves. 

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For more information about Air Quality call 503-229-5696

For reporting pollution problems contact Complaints

For technical assistance contact DEQINFO

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

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the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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