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
Jul
20

Resilient Recycler: What's in Your Cart?

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A closer look at contamination at the West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center ​by Eric Stricker What are people trying to recycle? How can we do a better job of recycling? Annually, Clark County Solid Waste organizes a hands-on study to see what people are trying to recycle. The residual is all of the material that is left over after going down th...
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Jul
17

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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Jun
29

Green Business Spotlight: WSU Vancouver

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  WSU Vancouver , a certified Green Business since 2017, is a prime example of a green campus. Students and faculty practice many levels of sustainability on campus and abroad. Named a " Tree Campus USA " in 2016 by the Arbor Day Foundation, WSUV has met many standards to promote healthy trees and student involvement in tree conservation. To f...
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Jun
29

The RAF Wrap

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The 13th annual Recycled Arts Festival was one of our best yet! About 40 thousand people visited Esther Short Park over the weekend to purchase and be inspired by art made from at least 75 percent recycled or reclaimed materials from 133 artists! Metal and glass garden art, home décor, jewelry, clothing, and furniture: we had something for everyone...
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Jun
26

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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