Green Neighbors Program

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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Take it to the transfer station!

Clark County residents can dispose of household hazardous waste such as paints, pesticides, poisons, automotive fluids and chemicals at the three transfer stations in Clark County on most Fridays and weekends for FREE.

Residents can drop of household hazardous waste at the following locations and times (business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted at these sites):

Central Transfer Center Station
11034 N.E. 117th Ave.
(360) 256-8482
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Van Recovery Center
6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road
(360) 737-1727
Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant St
(360) 835-2500
First and third Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guidelines for dropping off hazardous waste 


  • Keep HHW products separate (do not mix).
  • Bring products in their original containers when possible.
  • Seal products to prevent leaks and spills.
  • Keep products away from the driver and passengers, i.e., in a trunk, truck bed, or trailer.
  • Keep children and pets away from collection sites and events.


  • Exceed 25 gallons or 220 pounds of HHW at fixed HHW collection facilities (okay at the satellite collection events)
  • Bring asbestos, explosives/ammunition, or radioactive materials



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Drop-off locations for paint recycling can be found on the PaintCare site locator. Most sites accept both latex and oil-based architectural paint products, including paints, stains, and varnishes. Paint must be dropped off in its original container with its original manufacturer’s label. A full list of products accepted by the program is available on the PaintCare website.


Click on the flowchart below to determine what to do with old oil, latex, and aerosol paints in every situation!

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Fluorescent Bulbs

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There are multiple sites for proper disposal of fluorescent bulbs in Clark County. Visit Light Recycle to search for a drop-off location close to you. Clark Public Utilities will take up to ten unwanted CFL bulbs and exchange them for two new LED bulbs at their local offices.
RecycleRight Free App
Have recycling information right at your finger tips. Download the free Recycle Right App at the Apple App Store, for iPhones or iPads, or Google Play for android devices. Look for RecycleRight and the familiar Big Blue Recycling Cart icon.