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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News about our community as it relates to the environment

YOU can help stop plastic pollution! Join the challenge!

Stop by the Green Programs booth at the Clark County Recycled Arts Festival June 29-30 at Esther Short Park to sign up for the pledge - when you sign up, you'll get a prize! 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 c...
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Urban Gypsum Recycling

​ ​What is gypsum? ​ ​ From the drywall in our homes to our toothpaste, gypsum is all around us! Gypsum is a common mineral found in sedimentary rock. It is non-toxic and has many uses. Gypsum is commonly known as a soil amendment essential to organic farms because it improves soil health and increases the amount of nutrients the plants can absorb....
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Resilient Recycler: Are products labeled as "compostable" really better for the environment?

Reusable plastic dining ware only needs to be reused 10 times to be better for the environment than single-use plastic. 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 t...
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Shredded paper a.k.a. transfer station confetti

Please do not put shredded paper in your curbside bin! 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 docume...
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Resilient Recycler: six things you're recycling wrong (& how to do it right)

There's an easy way to find out if an item can be recycled in your curbside cart: go to the Recycling A-Z Directory or download the RecycleRight app (on the Apple App Store and Google Play store ), where you can search for hundreds of products and how to properly dispose of them. ​ Know before you throw! Putting items in your bin that are not ...
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