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

Season of sustainability: How to dispose of special holiday waste


Embrace green and keep the holidays clean by learning how to manage holiday waste! Battery Disposal When batteries are improperly stored and/or disposed of they can cause serious harm. Batteries that end up in household garbage or inside of recycling carts can explode and pose a significant fire risk. Luckily, there are now several safe Battery Dro...

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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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Let's Get Thrifty for the Holidays!


The holidays are fast approaching, and you may be thinking about gifts for your friends and family. Lucky for you, we've updated our thrift/consignment shop and donation map on the Clark County Green Neighbors website. Throughout the county, there are several affordable options to choose from.  Why Are Thrift, Vintage and Consignment ...

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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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Tips from your Neighbors: Let’s Bust Clothing Waste!


Clark County is full of neighbors who take everyday actions to care for our environment. Fast fashion is an area of concern due to its negative social and environmental impacts, including poor working conditions and compensation, intensive water consumption and pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, just to name a few. We spoke with a few communi...

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