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The Clark County Green Neighbors Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Green Blog

News about our community as it relates to the environment
Nov
21

When It's Time to Un-deck the Halls: Tree Recycling Options

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Reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill—recycle your natural tree to be chipped into mulch! Use this Clark County tree recycling guide to properly dispose of your tree after the holidays. Remove all decorations Choose a recycling method Yard Debris or Organics Cart Cut tree into sections of up to 5 feet and put it in...

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Dec
16

Pop’em in the Trash: Bubble wrap, air pillows and plastic packaging

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Pop'em in the Trash It's common to see items such as bubble wrap, air pillows, bubble mailers and plastic packaging delivered year-round to our doorstep. Despite being labeled with recycling symbols, these items go in the trash if they're not dropped off at a local retailer for special recycling. Why does it matter? In Clark County, these items sho...

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Sep
28

2022 Free Leaf Disposal Coupon

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The annual Fall Leaf Coupon Program offers free recycling for leaves October 1 - December 31, 2022, courtesy of the City of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works. Last year, 2,000 tons of leaves were disposed of by Clark County residents through the program. In addition to cleaning up your yard, you are also helping to prevent storm drains from g...

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Aug
25

What to Do with To-go Cups?

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To-go cups 'to-go' in the trash Rain or shine, it is all too convenient to grab a coffee, soda, or other tasty beverage while on the go. After you've gulped down the refreshing drink, what do you do with the empty cup, lid and straw? Make it an easy habit of tossing it all in the trash after you're through with it. Why does it matter? In Clark Coun...

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Mar
14

RecycleU Workshops Back in Session

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City of Vancouver and Clark County residents can sign up for free workshops to learn about our regional recycling systems, curbside composting through the Organics service and preventing food waste. These online classes are offered countywide through a partnership between Vancouver Solid Waste, Clark County Green Neighbors and Waste Connection...

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