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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News about our community as it relates to the environment

It could happen to you: Cover Your Load

It could happen to you: Cover Your Load
If you've taken a trip to the transfer stations recently, you may have noticed the reader boards along the road reminding you to "cover your load." This is part of our April campaign to fight litter and keep the roads safe! When you're driving behind a truck full of branches or gravel that flies out and chips your windshield, or behind a van with a...
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RESILIENT RECYCLER: Which material is the phoenix of recycling?

RESILIENT RECYCLER: Which material is the phoenix of recycling?
Not all materials are recycled the same and not all materials can be recycled indefinitely. Follow our series as we explore how many times different materials can be recycled and search for the phoenix of recycling   Part 2: Paper - 5 to 7 lives Each time paper is recycled, the fibers get smaller and smaller. Paper molding like egg cartons are...
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RESILIENT RECYCLER: Which material is the phoenix of recycling?

RESILIENT RECYCLER: Which material is the phoenix of recycling?
Not all materials are recycled the same and not all materials can be recycled indefinitely. Follow our series as we explore how many times different materials can be recycled and search for the phoenix of recycling  Part 1: Plastic - 1 to 2 lives Plastic is the trickiest of all recyclables. Different grades and forms of plastic must be kept se...
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Egg-cessive Easter Waste

Egg-cessive Easter Waste
It's that time of year when colorful eggs hide among blades of green grass, when chocolates nestle in baskets, when seeds are planted and animals are born. Spring is a time of new birth, a celebration of life, so shouldn't Easter be a green holiday? It's estimated that 180 million chicken eggs are purchased in the United States for Easter every yea...
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10 Steps to Sustainable Shopping

Sustainable Shopping
March 15th is World Consumer Rights Day! How can you shop more sustainably?   1. Reuse plastic bags or Recycle bags and films at the store Reuse plastic shopping bags for household trash or pet waste, or recycle them in drop-off containers at stores like Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyers. www.plasticfilmrecycling.org 2. BYO Reusab...
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