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Posted on: July 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks calls and illegal fireworks amnesty day collection July 4th 2022

Fireworks collected in Eugene during amnesty days in 2022, sitting on table in front of MEDU truck

Fireworks calls

Here are the numbers for this year and past years regarding illegal fireworks entered into Computer Aided Dispatch between 8 p.m. July 4 and 2 a.m. July 5:

July 4, 2022 – 131 calls
July 4, 2021 - 128 calls 
July 4, 2020 - 116 calls  
July 4, 2019 – 40 calls 
July 4, 2018 – 114 calls 
July 4 2017  - 77 calls
July 4, 2016 - 82 calls

And, here are the results of the Amnesty Day Events:
Attached are the final photos from this weekend’s Illegal Fireworks Amnesty Events. Metro Explosive Disposal Unit Sergeant Demian San Miguel reported, “Overall, it was a good turn-in.”

2022
Eugene Fireworks Amnesty Day
Weight: approximately 125 pounds
Photo is 9619

Springfield Fireworks Amnesty Day
Weight: approximately 120 pounds
Photo is 9620

For comparison Amnesty Days in Previous Years:
 
2021
Eugene Fireworks Amnesty Day
Weight: 54 pounds
 
Springfield Fireworks Amnesty Day
Weight: 127 pounds


Illegal Fireworks Amnesty Day

Temporary South Hills Fireworks Ban

 

 EUGENE AND SPRINGFIELD ILLEGAL FIREWORKS AMNESTY TURN-IN DAY

If you have illegal fireworks at your home, there is an opportunity for you to get rid of them without getting cited!

Illegal Fireworks Amnesty Turn-in Day will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3. 

 

Locations:

  • Eugene, 1705 W. 2nd Avenue (Emergency Services Training Center)
  • Springfield 1225 28th Street (Eugene Springfield Fire Station 3)

 

The event is only open to private individuals, not commercial parties. Do NOT take fireworks to a police or fire station. 

 

TEMPORARY SOUTH HILLS FIREWORKS BAN

In June 2021, Eugene City Council voted unanimously to temporarily ban all fireworks in the south hills, south from 18th Avenue and east of Agate Street through 2022. This ban was a necessary step for public health and safety. The ban includes legal fireworks like fountains, flitter sparklers, ground spinners and wheels. The temporary ban penalty is a fine not to exceed $500. The presumptive fine is $250. 


 
2020 
2020 Illegal Fireworks Amnesty Day
Weight of illegal fireworks collected for two days of events: 235 pounds. 


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