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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Take it to the transfer station!

Clark County residents can dispose of household hazardous waste such as paints, pesticides, poisons, automotive fluids and chemicals at the three transfer stations in Clark County on most Fridays and weekends for FREE.

Residents can drop of household hazardous waste at the following locations and times (business-generated hazardous waste will not be accepted at these sites):

Central Transfer Center Station
11034 N.E. 117th Ave.
(360) 256-8482
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Van Recovery Center
6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road
(360) 737-1727
Friday and Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant St
(360) 835-2500
First and third Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are also eleven paint stores in Clark County that accept unused or leftover paint:

  • Ace Hardware, 13009 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver
  • Ace Hardward, 1605 W Main Street, Battle Ground
  • Filbin's Ace Hardward, 809 NE Minnehaha St, Vancouver
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
  • Miller Paint, 14300 NE 20th Ave., Vancouver
  • Miller Paint, 11717 NE 78th Way, Vancouver
  • Miller Paint, 2607 NE Andresen Rd., Vancouver
  • Miller Paint, 111 NE 164th Ave., Vancouver
  • Parkrose Hardware, 16509 SE 1st St., Vancouver
  • Parkrose Hardware, 8000 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver
  • Rodda Paint and Décor, 7723 NE 4th Plain Blvd., Vancouver

Guidelines for dropping off hazardous waste 

DO:

  • Keep HHW products separate (do not mix).
  • Bring products in their original containers when possible.
  • Seal products to prevent leaks and spills.
  • Keep products away from the driver and passengers, i.e., in a trunk, truck bed, or trailer.
  • Keep children and pets away from collection sites and events.

DO NOT:

  • Exceed 25 gallons or 220 pounds of HHW at fixed HHW collection facilities (okay at the satellite collection events)
  • Bring asbestos, explosives/ammunition, or radioactive materials
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Fluorescent Bulbs

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There are multiple sites for proper disposal of fluorescent bulbs in Clark County. Visit Light Recycle to search for a drop-off location close to you. Clark Public Utilities will take up to ten unwanted CFL bulbs and exchange them for two new LED bulbs at their local offices.
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