Recycling Beyond the Curb
Make every day Recycling Day!
Clark County no longer hosts Recycling Day Events. However, you can Make Every Day Recycling Day! Our curbside recycling carts are only for specific materials (find out more about what goes in Big Blue). There are many other things that can be recycled— just not at the curb. With a little effort, you can still divert to conserve resources and help the environment. The Recycling A-Z online directory or downloadable app can help answer your specific questions on various discards that can be reused or recycled. This page also highlights some resources for discovering what goes where.
Consider donating materials in good condition to thrift stores or charity
Other options for recycling
- Plastic Bags, Film and Wrap – Look for special collection bins at the front of retail stores. Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer are going beyond bags and collecting all types of stretchy plastic films from grocery bags to produce and bread bags to case wrap and packing air pillows. Learn more at the plasticfilmrecycling.org website.
- How2recycle promotes a smarter labeling system for recycling, making it easier for people to know what they can recycle and where to take items through their searchable database.
- LightRecycleWA provides free collection sites for mercury-containing lights such as CFLs and Fluorescent Tubes. Recycle up to 10 bulbs per day for free.
- E-cycle Washington – Search for collection sites to responsibly recycle electronics for free.
- Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store accepts used building materials and home furnishings to be resold. Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity.
- Check the Recycling A-Z directory to search for disposal options for other materials you wish to dispose of responsibly.
Where to recycle
Household Hazardous Waste (paint, poisons, cleaners, medications, sharps, etc.)
Free drop-off at transfer stations during designated hours
Free drop-off at stores. Search the Recycling A-Z Directory for participating locations.
White block foam that snaps apart when bent is free to drop-off at Central Transfer & Recycling Center (11034 NE 117th Avenue) or drop-off any #6 polystyrene materials at Agilyx in Tigard, Oregon
CFL and Mercury containing Lightbulbs
Free drop-off at designated locations
Disposal fees vary, $3 to $20 per tire at transfer stations or tire stores
Clean wood that is free of paint, stain and not pressure treated can be dropped-off at transfer stations or local scrap recyclers for a fee
Free drop-off at transfer stations and local scrap recyclers
- Paper Shredding
Freon Appliances (A/C, refrigerators, freezers, etc.)
Call Waste Connections for pricing and to schedule a curbside pickup for a fee or drop off at transfer stations for a $20 fee. Consider donating working appliances to The Habitat for Humanity ReStore (call before you drive). Call Clark Public Utilities at 360-992-3000 to schedule a free pickup of a running refrigerator or freezer.
Free recycling at transfer stations and other locations. Consider donating working electronics to charity or thrift stores. Search the Recycling A-Z Directory for locations.
Household Batteries (no lead)
Tape the ends of batteries with electrical tape and collect in a Ziploc bag. Place bag on top of your blue recycling cart or take to a local electronic store collection bin.
Free drop-off at transfer stations and some auto stores. Search the Recycling A-Z Directory and call before you drive.
Free drop off at transfer stations (over-the-counter only) or local law enforcement offices (controlled substances).
Sharps and Inhalers
Free drop off at transfer stations, during open hours.