COVID-19 Garbage and Recycling Update
There has been an increase in transfer station visits which mean longer wait times and a decrease in the ability to maintain social distancing measures. Please avoid making trips to the recycling and transfer stations unless absolutely necessary. Consider the options below to avoid trips to the transfer station, reduce contact with others and stay home as much as possible.
EXTRA GARBAGE - For an additional fee, extra garbage can be set out, either contained in a 32 gallon plastic bag or 32 gallon can, next to your garbage cart.
Clark County Unincorporated: $3.75 per 32 gal
Clark County Rural: $3.75 per 32 gal
City of Vancouver: $7.86 per 32 gal
City of Ridgefield: $6.26 per 32 gal
City of Washougal: $9.00 per 32 gal
EXTRA RECYCLING - Extra recycling can be set out next to your blue recycle cart at no additional cost, either contained in a cardboard box or large paper bags found at hardware stores.
EXTRA YARD DEBRIS - Pick-up is offered in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal, Camas and rural areas of Clark County for an additional fee. Bag extra yard debris in large paper bags that can be found at local hardware stores or mark 'yard debris' when using personal containers; no food scraps allowed. Extra yard debris in plastic bags will not be picked up.
BULKY ITEMS - Furniture, appliances, electronics or tires can be picked up at your curbside for a cost. This service is available in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal and rural areas of Clark County. Waste Connections Rates page provides a detailed list of accepted items. Camas residents can call the city's Utility Customer Service line at 360.834.2462 for details on microwave and small furniture pick-ups. Vancouver households within city limits that have active garbage service are eligible for one (1) free appliance pick-up per year.
Contact Waste Connections at 360.892.5370 or [email protected] to schedule a bulky waste pick-up. One to two weeks advance notice is recommended.
MEDICATIONS AND SHARPS - Many medication take-back locations are temporarily closed or have other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transfer stations are seeing large crowds, putting workers and customers at risk. Safely store these items until the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has been lifted. If you absolutely must dispose of medication now, view the Medications and Sharps flyer and FAQs for more information.
You may haul garbage, recycling, and household hazardous waste to any of the three transfer stations in Clark County:
Central Transfer & Recycling Center
Washougal Transfer Station
West Van Materials Recovery Center