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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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment

2023 Conscious Consumption Sustainability Education Series


Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries, or FVRL, is embracing sustainability as we ring in the New Year! The Cascade Park Community Library is partnering with Clark County Public Health, the City of Vancouver, Columbia Springs Repair Clark County, SNAP-ED and the WSU Extension to develop an educational series that focuses on highlighting environmentally...

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Green Business Spotlight: C-TRAN


C-TRAN has been providing public transportation services to residents of Clark County since 1981. Environmental sustainability has been incorporated into C-TRAN's 50-year vision statement:  "C-TRAN services contribute positively to the region's sustainability, livability and economic vitality by helping manage traffic congestion, reduce d...

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Resilient Recycler: How to recycle small pieces of paper

Can small pieces of paper be recycled? Small pieces of paper should not be placed in recycling carts such as Post-it notes, business cards, price tags and paper scraps smaller than a 4"x6" postcard. Despite being made of a material that is recyclable, here in Clark County, the sorting machine at the transfer station sorts items based...

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Pop’em in the Trash: Bubble wrap, air pillows and plastic packaging


Pop'em in the Trash It's common to see items such as bubble wrap, air pillows, bubble mailers and plastic packaging delivered year-round to our doorstep. Despite being labeled with recycling symbols, these items go in the trash if they're not dropped off at a local retailer for special recycling. Why does it matter? In Clark County, these items sho...

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Let's Get Thrifty for the Holidays!


The holidays are fast approaching, and you may be thinking about gifts for your friends and family. Lucky for you, we've updated our thrift/consignment shop and donation map on the Clark County Green Neighbors website. Throughout the county, there are several affordable options to choose from.  Why Are Thrift, Vintage and Consignment ...

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