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
Jan
02

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

How many DIY projects help you up-cycle old fabric into a trendy, reusable material that is a waste reduction essential? Sure, you can buy a set of beeswax wraps to replace plastic film for about $15 online or at the store, but it's easy and affordable to make your own at home. Plus it's a great way to use any fabric scraps you may have laying arou...
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Dec
24

Resilient Recycler: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

christmas-tree-in-snow Tips for recycling your Christmas tree
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 Connection...
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Dec
13

Giving Green Gifts

Green gifts are presents that require fewer resources and result in less waste than conventional mass-produced items. They can be bought new items, repurposed old items or old items made new through the magic of recycling. Get an early start on your new year's resolutions and pledge to give green this season with a little help from Green Neighbors....
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Nov
26

Create New Waste-Free Holiday Traditions and Memories

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As we gather together to spend quality time with family and friends, keep in mind how you might be able to cut down on a little waste that is generated during the season. Here are some tips that emphasize the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra, and may help create new traditions and lasting memories:  Reduce – Visit Clark Green Neighbors for more...
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Sep
23

Space is filling up for the 2020 Master Composter Recycler Training Program

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If you're interested in composting and recycling, if you want a sustainable future, and if you want to be part of a great community, consider becoming a Master Composter Recycler. This volunteer training provides you with the tools and knowledge to build a hot compost pile, tend a worm bin, reduce your own waste, and ultimately educate others in ef...
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