Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt.

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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment

Resilient Recycler: How to recycle small pieces of paper

Can small pieces of paper be recycled? Small pieces of paper should not be placed in recycling carts such as Post-it notes, business cards, price tags and paper scraps smaller than a 4"x6" postcard. Despite being made of a material that is recyclable, here in Clark County, the sorting machine at the transfer station sorts items based...

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Pop’em in the Trash: Bubble wrap, air pillows and plastic packaging


Pop'em in the Trash It's common to see items such as bubble wrap, air pillows, bubble mailers and plastic packaging delivered year-round to our doorstep. Despite being labeled with recycling symbols, these items go in the trash if they're not dropped off at a local retailer for special recycling. Why does it matter? In Clark County, these items sho...

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What to Do with To-go Cups?


To-go cups 'to-go' in the trash Rain or shine, it is all too convenient to grab a coffee, soda, or other tasty beverage while on the go. After you've gulped down the refreshing drink, what do you do with the empty cup, lid and straw? Make it an easy habit of tossing it all in the trash after you're through with it. Why does it matter? In Clark Coun...

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RecycleU Workshops Back in Session


City of Vancouver and Clark County residents can sign up for free workshops to learn about our regional recycling systems, curbside composting through the Organics service and preventing food waste. These online classes are offered countywide through a partnership between Vancouver Solid Waste, Clark County Green Neighbors and Waste Connection...

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Where does Clark County recycling go?

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Where do goods recycled in Clark County go? This is a question that has run through my mind and the minds of others when tossing our paper, plastic, and metal goods into the recycling bin. The answer to this question can encourage us to recycle with confidence and give us tangible knowledge that by recycling we are contributing to a sustainable fut...

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