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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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment

The Truth of the Recycling Symbol

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The iconic chasing arrows logo of recycling was designed by Gary Anderson as a symbol for recycled paper in 1970. Today, the symbol has become internationally recognized, printed as t-shirt designs, and appearing on a variety of packaging materials. Over the years, this symbol's meaning expanded from "made with recycled content," to "this product c...
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When the Smoke Clears: Firework Disposal

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Many people believe that fireworks are harmless after they go off, but explosives are still dangerous even after the smoke has cleared. It's important to dispose of fireworks properly to keep workers safe and not contaminate other materials or the environment. Fireworks are NOT RECYCLABLE. Even if they are composed of cardboard, residues from the e...
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13th Annual Recycled Arts Festival - Insider Inclusive

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Why should you go to the Recycled Arts Festival? The Art! Of course, why else would you go to a "Recycled Arts Festival?" We have over 130 vendors all specialized in working with recycled materials. Don't miss the Sculpture Garden where you can vote for your favorite entry. Come be inspired and find a few treasures to take home. Procession of the S...
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Name that Garbage: Plastics

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 Can you guess the material based off the description? The following are NOT recyclable in Clark County curbside collections:    I'm light and stretchy and oh so convenient. I'll crowd out your closet or drift away on the wind. What am I? You'll find me most commonly in the produce section of the store though I could be lurking ...
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Resilient Recycler: Make Every Day Recycling Day

Resilient Recycler: Make Every Day Recycling Day
Block Foam Block foam can be recycled for free at  Waste Connections Central Transfer and Recycling Center (11034 NE 117 th Ave, Vancouver). Simply drive into the Recycling Depot and empty your block foam into the designated box. Then, your foam will be taken to be recycled at Agilyx in Tigard, Oregon. It's super easy! This collection is only ...
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