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The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment

Resilient Recycler: New Paint Take-back Locations in Clark County!


Paint. It seems like you either have too much, or not enough. If you have left over paint in cans that are taking up space and collecting dust, we have good news for you. The number of locations in Clark County that are accepting paint for takeback has just increased! Paint is a household hazardous waste (HHW) which means it requires extra care whe...

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Got Meds? Take Them Back!


It's time again for Clark County's bi-annual medication take-back event! On Saturday, October 27, take your unused and unwanted medications (including prescriptions, over-the counter medications, pills, liquids and inhalers) to any of our collection locations, and have them properly disposed of for free. Doing so does more than keep your medicine c...

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Got Paint? Recycle it for free!


It may be no secret that paint cans fly off the shelves during the summertime for all the DIY home projects, but now that summer is ending, it's important to recycle leftover paint. Luckily, Clark County and Waste Connections work together to provide residents with FREE paint recycling at transfer stations and select retail stores throughout the co...

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Resilient Recycler: You won't believe what we find in the recycling?!


Be prepared to be grossed out. We see a lot of non-recyclable materials and junk coming down the recycling sort line that the sort line workers throw into the garbage pile. Some contamination is understandable because of improper labeling of recyclables by producers, confusion about plastics, or food residue. However, some of the stuff is just outr...

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Resilient Recycler: Battery Anxiety at MRFs


"Battery fires an 'existential threat' for industry." "Lithium-ion batteries exploding from improper disposal." "Massive fire at recycling facility sparked by lithium-ion battery." These are just a few headlines from July showing the rising anxiety surrounding battery fires at recycling centers known as Material Recovery Facilities, or MRFs. When b...

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