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
Aug
20

Resilient Recycler: Forget Which Cart to Put Out on Collection Day?

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Do you catch yourself wondering out loud which cart has to go out to the curb? Is it recycling collection this week or yard debris? The annual calendar mailer is posted on the refrigerator, but sadly it doesn't send you reminders. RecycleRight App to the Rescue! Download the RecycleRight app to your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet for FREE! W...
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Jun
26

YOU can help stop plastic pollution! Join the challenge!

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In March, 265 Clark County residents participated in the WasteBusters Challenge to reduce waste by pledging to take their own reusable bag to the store, use a reusable coffee cup, or reduce food waste. Challenges like these are a fun way to challenge yourself and your friends and family to reduce waste. Can't wait for the next WasteBusters (annuall...
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Jun
21

Urban Gypsum Recycling

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Urban Gypsum is a drywall recycler, recycling excess drywall into gypsum for agricultural use. Their state-of-the-art facility can turn drywall into 99.3% gypsum within just a few hours. Being just short of 100%, Urban Gypsum's product has been shown to be more pure compared to the gypsum extracted by mining. Many of the gypsum mines in the U....
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May
23

Resilient Recycler: Are products labeled as "compostable" really better for the environment?

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You may have noticed a recent increase in the availability of products labeled as "compostable" at event venues, restaurants, and supermarkets. Throughout the country people are hearing more about waste, recycling, and the environment. This is motivating a lot of people to find ways to decrease the amount of waste they're sending to landfills,...
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Mar
27

Shredded paper a.k.a. transfer station confetti

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Tax season is here, which may mean that you're digging through papers you've accumulated and finding a lot that you're ready to toss. When disposing of papers containing sensitive and personally identifying information, many people think they're doing the "right thing" by shredding their documents, then putting the shred in their recycle bin. But d...
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