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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When the Smoke Clears: Firework Disposal

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Many people believe that fireworks are harmless after they go off, but explosives are still dangerous even after the smoke has cleared. It's important to dispose of fireworks properly to keep workers safe and not contaminate other materials or the environment.

Fireworks are NOT RECYCLABLE. Even if they are composed of cardboard, residues from the explosives contaminate the material. After use, fireworks should be soaked in a bucket of water overnight before being placed in the garbage can to ensure that there is no risk of starting a fire. The bucket of water should be poured over grass or dirt—never down drains or in the road.

What about duds? Duds should be taken to one of the drop-off locations as they are "unused" fireworks. Do not place in the garbage or recycling.

Unused fireworks are considered explosives and will not be accepted at the transfer stations or landfills. Unused fireworks should be taken to the following locations and given directly to personnel. Check in before removing fireworks from your vehicle.

(Open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm)

Clark County residents:

Public Safety Complex – 505 NW 179th St, Ridgefield

Vancouver residents:

Vancouver Police Department East Precinct – 520 SE 115th Ave

Vancouver Police Department West Precinct – 2800 NE Stapleton Rd

Camas/Washougal residents:

Station 41 – 616 NE 4th Ave, Camas

Station 42 – 4321 NW Parker St, Camas

Station 43 – 1400 A St, Washougal

Fireworks should only be used during legal discharge times, which vary across the country. Discharging fireworks in the City of Vancouver is illegal – see a chart showing times and areas for legal firework use. When choosing a place for fireworks, look for places where there will be low risk of fires starting (such as large open parking lots) and always have water or a fire extinguisher on hand.

Failing to clean up fireworks residue is littering, a violation of Washington law and Clark County ordinance. Be proud: keep it clean, keep it safe.

For concerns about firework disposal contact the fire marshal or your local fire department or police.

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