Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County 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. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment
Dec
30

Setting Out Extras: Tips for Garbage and Recycling

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 For Waste Connections garbage, recycling and yard debris/organics customers, road closures or unsafe conditions may cause your service to be postponed or canceled. An automated phone call will be made to notify you of service changes. If service is canceled, Waste Connections will reschedule or pick up a double load on your next service ...

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Dec
08

Resilient Recycler: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

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After the holiday festivities end, Clark County Public Health urges residents to recycle their Christmas trees, rather than sending them to the landfill. Before trees are recycled, all lights, tinsel, wire, ornaments and stands must be removed. Flocked and artificial trees cannot be recycled and should be placed in the garbage.  Waste Connecti...

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Sep
23

2021 Free Leaf Disposal Coupon

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Do you have more leaves than you can set out at the curb? There's a program for that! The annual Fall Leaf Coupon Program offers free recycling for leaves October 1 - December 31, 2021, courtesy of the City of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works. In addition to cleaning up your yard, you are also helping to prevent...

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Sep
02

2021 Recycled Arts Festival "Meet the Artist" Video Series

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The Recycled Arts Festival has brought the spirit of the annual event into Clark County homes with a video series showcasing local artists. Known for its eclectic vibe, it is dubbed the "hippest, most eco-conscious" festival in the region. Artists display creations made of items that would have otherwise gone to the landfill to educate and excite C...

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Jul
30

Green Business Spotlight: Columbia Credit Union

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As one of the original members of Clark County Green Business, Columbia Credit Union has been a pioneer in sustainability for years. It has been honored with multiple awards, including Best in Business from the Vancouver Business Journal and The Columbian's Best of Clark County. Passionate about environmental stewardship long before becoming a cert...

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