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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Make every day Recycling Day!

Clark County no longer hosts Recycling Day Events. However, you can Make Every Day Recycling Day! Our curbside recycling carts are only for specific materials (find out more about what goes in Big Blue). There are many other things that can be recycled— just not at the curb. With a little effort, you can still divert to conserve resources and help the environment. The Recycling A-Z online directory or downloadable app can help answer your specific questions on various discards that can be reused or recycled. This page also highlights some resources for discovering what goes where.

Consider donating materials in good condition to thrift stores or charity

Where to recycle  Transfer stations

 

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Other options for recycling

  • Plastic Bags, Film and Wrap – Look for special collection bins at the front of retail stores. Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer are going beyond bags and collecting all types of stretchy plastic films from grocery bags to produce and bread bags to case wrap and packing air pillows. Learn more at the plasticfilmrecycling.org website.
  • How2recycle promotes a smarter labeling system for recycling making it easier for people to know what they can recycle, and where to take items through their searchable database. There is some great information about recycling for you to check out on their website.
  • LightRecycleWA provides free collection sites for mercury-containing lights such as CFLs and Fluorescent Tubes. Recycle up to 10 bulbs per day for free.
  • E-cycle Washington – Search for collections sites to responsibly recycle elecronics for free.
  • Habitat for Humanity Store accepts used building materials and home furnishings for a thrift store that supports Habitat for Humanity.
  • Check the Recycling A-Z directory to search for disposal options for other materials you wish to dispose of responsibly.
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Where to recycle

HHW (paints, pesticides, poisons, cleaners, automotive fluids, medical sharps, medications)

Free at transfer stations

Learn more

Plastic Bags/Films

Free drop-off at stores Search the Recycling A-Z Directory for participating locations.

Block Foam

White block foam that snaps apart when bent is free to drop-off at Central Transfer & Recycling Center (11034 NE 117th Avenue) or drop-off any #6 polystyrene materials at Agilyx in Tigard, Oregon

CFL and Mercury containing Lightbulbs

Free drop-off at designated locations

Tires

Disposal fees vary, $3 to $20 per tire at transfer stations or tire stores

Wood

Clean wood that is free of paint, stain and not pressure treated can be dropped-off at transfer stations or local scrap recyclers for a fee

Scrap Metal

Free drop-off at transfer stations and local scrap recyclers

Paper Shredding

Watch for free events or search 'Paper Shredding Services' in the Recycling A-Z Directory. Shredded Paper can be recycled at the transfer stations for free.

Freon Appliances (A/C, refrigerators, freezers, etc.)

Call Waste Connections for pricing and to schedule a curbside pickup for a fee or drop off at transfer stations for a $20 fee. Consider donating working appliances to The Habitat for Humanity ReStore (check their website before you drive), or Clark Public Utilities (360-992-3000) to schedule a free pickup of a running refrigerator or freezer.

Electronics

Free at transfer stations and other locations, or consider donating to charity or thrift stores if it still works. Search the Recycling A-Z Directory for locations.

Household Batteries (no lead)

Tape the ends of batteries with electrical tape and collect in a ziploc bag. Place so that it’s visible on top of your blue recycling cart or take to a local electronic store collection bin.

Car Batteries

Free drop-off at transfer stations and some auto stores. Search the Recycling A-Z Directory and call before you drive.

Unwanted Medications

Free drop off at transfer stations (over-the-counter only) or local law enforcement offices (controlled substances)

Learn more

Sharps and Inhalers

Free drop off at transfer stations, during open hours.

Learn more

Recycling Events

FREE SHRED EVENT
Sat Sep 22 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Salmon Creek Park and Ride
Recycling 101
Sat Sep 29 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Columbia Bank
Shredding Event
Sat Oct 20 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Our Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Medication Take-back Event
Sat Oct 27 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
  • Recycling Changes Coming Soon

    Stores like New Seasons Market once offered a convenient drop-off option for people to recycle items that are not allowed in curbside collection bins. However, due to a recent change in the global recycling industry, many stores and facilities are no longer accepting certain types of plastics, such as plastic bags and film, rigid plastics (lids, bi...

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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 six unwanted cfl bulbs and exchange them for six new bulbs at their local offices.
RecycleRight Free App
Have recycling information right at your finger tips. Download the free Recycle Right App at the Apple App Store, for iPhones or iPads, or Google Play for android devices. Look for RecycleRight and the familiar Big Blue Recycling Cart icon.

West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center

6601 NW Old Lower River Road
360-737-1727
Monday–Friday, 6am–6pm,
Saturday, 8am–4pm, Closed Sundays

FREE year-round recycling drop-off:

  • Extra recyclables (mixed paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs, metal cans)
  • Electronics (TVs, Computer monitors, etc.)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sharps
  • Used oil (cooking and motor oil)
  • Batteries
  • Pre-shredded paper
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paints, pesticides, poisons, cleaners, automotive fluids, medical sharps, inhalers, over-the-counter medications) only accepted on Friday and Saturday

Central Transfer & Recycling Center

11034 NE 117th Avenue
360-256-8482
Monday–Friday, 6am–6pm,
Saturday & Sunday, 8am–4pm

FREE year-round recycling drop-off:

  • Extra recyclables (mixed paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs, metal cans)
  • Block Foam
  • Electronics (TVs, Computer monitors, etc.)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sharps
  • Used oil (cooking and motor oil)
  • Batteries
  • Pre-shredded paper
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paints, pesticides, poisons, cleaners, automotive fluids, medical sharps, inhalers, over-the-counter medications) only accepted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Washougal Transfer Station

4020 S Grant Street
360-835-2500
Monday–Friday, 7am–5pm,
Saturday, 8am–4pm, Closed Sundays

FREE year-round recycling drop-off:

  • Extra recyclables (mixed paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs, metal cans)
  • Electronics (TVs, Computer monitors, etc.)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sharps
  • Used oil (cooking and motor oil)
  • Batteries
  • Pre-shredded paper
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paints, pesticides, poisons, cleaners, automotive fluids, medical sharps, inhalers, over-the-counter medications) only accepted on the third Saturday of every month