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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Volunteers

  • Become a Master Composter / Recycler (MCR)

    If composting and recycling interest you, you want a sustainable future, and you want to be part of a great community, consider becoming a Master Composter / Recycler. The volunteer training provides you with the tools and knowledge to build a hot compost pile, tend a worm bin, and reduce waste.

    Master Composter / Recyclers attend an annual FREE 10-session course that explores:  backyard composting, vermicomposting, recycling, sustainable living, green cleaning, and more. Participants then share what they learn with the Clark County community. Master Composter / Recyclers “payback” their training with community service hours. They represent the program at community events such as fairs and farmers markets; teach and host workshops and lectures; grow redworms for wormshops; maintain compost demonstration sites; and share their knowledge with neighbors and community groups.

    Applications are being accepted now for the 2018 MCR training. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, January 24 – March 28, 2018. If you are interested in getting more hands on experience with composting and recycling, check out our workshops

    Program Application

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    Thank you for your interest in becoming a Master Composter Recycler Volunteer. Upon receipt of your completed application you will be contacted with further information. We look forward to working with you! Please contact the Master Composter Recycler Program at: mcr@clark.wa.gov or call 360-397-2121 ext. 4961 with questions or for more information.
  • MCR Clubhouse

    Welcome to the new Master Composter Recycler “secret” portal. Here you will be able to view upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, log your volunteer hours, and receive program updates. This site will support, but not replace, program communication. It will serve as a central venue to get up-to-date MCR info. Please take a look around and let us know if you have questions or suggestions. Drop us a line at MCR@clark.wa.gov or give a call at 360.397.2121 ext. 4961.

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    Updates:

    • Congratulations to the 2017 MCR grads! We're so happy to have you join our community, and look forward to seeing you at upcoming opportunities.
    • Did you miss the MC Composta video? Take a look!
    • MCR material is stored at the 78th St Heritage Farm with a convenient combination for easy pick up and drop off. Enter through the gate at the end of the parking lot, turn left immediately and left again for access to the first bay of the garage. The code for the pedestrian gate and the garage lock combination are both 4-7-1-1.
    • Visit the new compost demonstration site at the Heritage Farm! A natural fit for the farm, the demo site is located to the west of the community gardens and to the north of the orchard.
    • New interpretative signs at the CASEE and Heritage Farm compost demonstration sites.
  • Volunteer opportunities

    The people who live in Clark County are incredibly generous with their time. There are lots of volunteer opportunities out there and our neighbors rise to the occasion. All across Clark County, people just like you are donating their time and energy to help preserve Clark County’s environment and enhance the quality of life of its residents. Volunteers make enormous contributions to our environment and community. Volunteering is a great way to show your passion for nature and dedication to community. 

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    Related articles: Become a Master Composter/Recycler | Event Calendar

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    There are multiple opportunities to become involved in our programs: 

    For more information, contact us at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352.

    We also have volunteer opportunities listed on the Green Neighbors calendar of events so you can see at a glance what is happening on a day when you might be able to give a few hours. WildWatch is a chance to make a difference in your own backyard and a great way to spend some quality family time.

  • Recycling Day Events

    Recycling day events are over for 2017

    In the summer months, Clark County, the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal and the town of Yacolt host Recycling Day Events where residents can bring hard-to-recycle items for free. The events will give Clark County residents an opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse and/or recycling (see below). 

    To learn where to bring recyclables year-round, use the Recycling A-Z Directory.

     

    Download a 2017 flyer

     

    Related articles: Household Hazardous Waste | Unwanted Medication Disposal