Green Neighbors Program

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

Season of sustainability: How to dispose of special holiday waste


Embrace green and keep the holidays clean by learning how to manage holiday waste! Battery Disposal When batteries are improperly stored and/or disposed of they can cause serious harm. Batteries that end up in household garbage or inside of recycling carts can explode and pose a significant fire risk. Luckily, there are now several safe Battery Dro...

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Let's Get Thrifty for the Holidays!


The holidays are fast approaching, and you may be thinking about gifts for your friends and family. Lucky for you, we've updated our thrift/consignment shop and donation map on the Clark County Green Neighbors website. Throughout the county, there are several affordable options to choose from.  Why Are Thrift, Vintage and Consignment ...

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Hearts A Flutter for a Thoughtful and Low Waste Valentine's Day


You may not need Valentine's Day to show your love to family, friends, pets and all, but if you do celebrate you are not alone. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates V-Day spending to reach $23.9 billion this year, up from $21.8 billion last year, which also makes it the second-highest year on record. Whether you celebrate love year-r...

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Love Waste a Little Less This Valentine's Day


This year Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, and that may be cause for celebration throughout the weekend. Whether you plan on buying gifts for your significant other, children, parents, friends, coworkers and/or pets; treating yourself to something special; or purchasing an "anti-Valentine's Day" gift, consider these ideas that cut down on waste:&...

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