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
Jun
29

Green Neighbors has a new home in Public Health!

Green Neighbors has a new home in Public Health!

The Green Neighbors Program is moving!  The Solid Waste and Outreach Division of Environmental Services is transitioning to the Public Health Department.  We are very excited about the opportunities this will allow our programs to grow and serve the citizens of Clark County.  Our offerings and services will stay intact so y...

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Jun
03

Master Composter Recycler Volunteers Rock!

Master Composter Recycler Volunteers Rock!

We have a fabulous group of volunteers in our community.  The Master Composter Recycler volunteers spend 12 Thursday evenings plus 3 Saturdays learning everything they can about composting, recycling, and waste reduction in Clark County.  Then they go out and tell the world!  Volunteers attend events and talk to citizens, providing t...

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Jun
02

Learn More About Recycling and You Could Win an iPad!

Learn More About Recycling and You Could Win an iPad!

​It's that time of year when we like to remind everyone about the importance of only recycling the correct items in Big Blue.  It's tempting.  That big cart sitting in the driveway with lots of room for things that you need to dispose of.  Stop!  Think twice before tossing anything in.  Many things are recyclable in the car...

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Jun
02

Vance Family Soy Candles

Vance Family Soy Candles

Inspired by the need to provide for her family and her desire to care for the planet and her community, Amy Vance launched Vance Family Soy Candles in 2010. At the time, Amy was seeking scented candles that she could enjoy without having an allergic reaction to the synthetic fragrances commonly found in store-bought candles. Amy thought, "If I can ...

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Apr
19

Paint, Pesticides and Cleaners…oh my!

​Do you have paint from the remodel you did in 1999 still lurking in your garage? Cleaners you bought and tried once, hated the strong smell, and now it's in the chemical graveyard under your sink or in your garage? Or wait, maybe that's just me? Maybe you change your own oil and you have old milk jugs of automotive fluids you need to dispose of? O...

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