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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Our Neighbors, Essential Waste Service Providers

Essential waste service providers, from the drivers to the transfer station staff to the people on the recycling sort line, are your neighbors too! Help ensure the safety of these workers by following the instructions below:

  Garbage Precautions

Bag your garbage and tie up securely. Loose trash may put garbage drivers at risk.
  • All personal protective equipment and sanitary products are garbage. This includes disposable face masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, cotton swabs, facial tissues and paper towels.
  • All "to-go" boxes, containers, cups and utensils are garbage.
  • Flush only toilet paper. Items marketed as "flushable" do not degrade and will block plumbing and septic system pipes, which can cause costly damage
  • For an additional fee, extra garbage can be set out, either contained in a 32 gallon plastic bag or 32 gallon can, next to your garbage cart.

  Recycling Precautions

Recycling, unlike garbage, should never be bagged. All items should be empty, clean and dry.
  • Hand sanitizer bottles, six ounces or larger, are recyclable. Remove lids and pumps and place those in the trash.
  • Aerosol disinfectant sprays can be recycled when completely emptied.
  • Rigid, plastic tubs, such as the packaging for disinfectant wipes, can be recycled. Remove and place the lid in the trash.
  • Extra recycling can be set out, either contained in a carboard box or paper bags found at hardware stores, next to your blue recycle cart for no additional cost.
  • If you suspect or know of a positive case in your household, please help limit exposure by bagging and throwing away your recyclables into the garbage. 
 

  Additional Curbside Service

Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation limits travel for essential activities only. Consider these options to avoid trips to the transfer station, reduce contact with others and stay home as much as possible.
  • Extra yard debris pick-up is offered in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal, Camas and rural areas of Clark County for an additional fee. Bag extra yard debris in paper bags that can be found at local hardware stores or mark 'yard debris' when using personal containers; no food scraps allowed. Extra yard debris in plastic bags will not be picked up.
  • Bulky items such as furniture, appliances, electronics or tires can be picked up at your curbside for a cost. This service is available in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal and rural areas of Clark County. Waste Connections Rates page provides a detailed list of accepted items. Camas residents can call the city's Utility Customer Service line at 360.834.2462 for details on microwave and small furniture pick-ups.
  • Vancouver households within city limits that have active garbage service are eligible for one (1) free appliance pick-up per year.
  • Contact Waste Connections at 360.892.5370 or [email protected] to schedule a bulky waste pick-up. One to two weeks advance notice is recommended.
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