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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Clark County Public Health and Waste Connections are partnering with local organizations to reduce the amount of food waste going to the landfill. The We Compost pilot program offers several Community Hub locations across Clark County; these hubs offer free and convenient food waste disposal for all residents!

The food waste drop-off locations are particularly beneficial for residents with limited access to composting services, such as those living in apartments and condos, or living outside of residential curbside organics service areas.

At the community hub locations food waste will be deposited into green food waste carts. These carts are serviced weekly by Waste Connections of Washington. The food waste is then transported to our commercial compost facility Dirt Hugger in Dallesport, WA. After just a few short months your food scraps will be transformed into nutrient rich compost, ensuring that all of the nutrients in this waste is cycled back into the soil.

Read more   Request a kitchen compost pail   Find a location

dumping compost pail into food waste cart

How it works

  1. Find a community hub near you
  2. Save your food waste
  3. Deposit food scraps in the green food waste cart at the community hub site

ALL food waste is accepted, including:

  • Cooked or raw meat, seafood, bones
  • Prepared/cooked food, baked goods
  • Dairy products
  • Grains
  • Vegetable and fruit scraps
  • Coffee grounds

What is NOT accepted? 

  • Items labeled “compostable”
  • Items labeled “biodegradeable”, especially bio bags
  • Grease
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Pet waste

Our commercial composter, Dirt Hugger, cannot accept items labeled compostable or biodegradeable. Learn more about their process

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We Compost Community Hub locations