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
Dec
21

Don't Trash It - Recycle It! Holiday Tree Recycling Made Easy

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This holiday season Clark County is dedicated to educating residents on holiday waste reduction for a happier holiday and a healthier planet. While there are many resources available for consumers to properly dispose of their Christmas trees, year after year we find an unfortunate amount of trees that still make their way to the landfill . In 2017 ...
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Dec
18

Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Done Right

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The holidays mean gift-giving, and we all want to think of the best presents for each of our loved ones. Sometimes, though, even the best of us wait until the last minute – leading to a panicked scramble for the closest thing we can find. Often in those final shopping days we purchase what's easy, and resort to buying cheap or low-quality products....
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Dec
14

Resilient Recycler: Ditch the Disposables this Holiday… Just Not in the Recycling

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Disposables, what a name! The sheer bluntness of the word should immediately strike a trigger in those of us who consider ourselves avid recyclers. This year, Clark County urges you to think more about "use"-able and less about "dispose"-able.There is no shortage of disposable items out there, especially in terms of dish-ware. From cutlery to dinne...
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Dec
12

Tis' the Season ... to Waste Less Food

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The end of the year is approaching, and for many that means time to break out those once-a-year treats! Dinner parties, cookies and other food traditions can be an important part of the holidays for anyone. Unfortunately, that can also mean more food waste, which means wasted energy, time, land, resources, and potential food for those in need. So h...
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Dec
04

Resilient Recycler: Tis the season… to think about waste!

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Waste ​ . It's not that we don't think about it, but - especially this time of year - there are a lot of other 'more important' things on our minds, so we usually don't think about waste until it becomes a problem . If you're reading this article, chances are you're an avid recycler. It's a lifestyle. All of your friends and family know it but occa...
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