Household hazardous waste collection events to start in April
Vancouver, WA – Beginning in April, residents throughout Clark County will have a dozen opportunities to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, block foam and unwanted electronics by dropping them off at collection events.
Household hazardous waste
Includes pesticides, paints, solvents, batteries, thinners, motor oil, antifreeze and cleaners. Look for signal words, such as poison, danger, warning, caution or flammable.
Accepted: Most household hazardous wastes, but no commercial or industrial waste.
Not accepted: Explosives, ammunition, biological materials or business-generated hazardous waste. Call Clark County Environmental Services, (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352, for information on where to properly dispose of these materials.
Accepted: Clean and bagged foam from households.
Not accepted: Plastic-wrapped yellow urethane foam, hot tub covers, packaging peanuts or foam from businesses.
Accepted: Computers, monitors, televisions, printers, videocassette recorders, typewriters and cell phones.
Not accepted: Microwave ovens, smoke detectors and large appliances.
Mobile collection events
• April 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ridgefield High School, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road.
• April 14, 9 to 11 a.m., Amboy Middle School, 22115 N.E. Chelatchie Road.
• April 14, 2 to 4 p.m., Yacolt Primary School, 406 W. Yacolt Road.
• April 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sharp Electronics, 5700 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas.
• April 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark College, 1900 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.
• May 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue Station 23, 414 E. Cedar Ave., La Center.
• May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washougal Department of Public Works Shop, 2201 C St.
• May 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East County Fire & Rescue Station 91 (Fern Prairie), 600 N.E. 267th Ave.
• June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Camas Operations Center, 1620 S.E. Eighth Ave.
• June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue Station 26 (Dollars Corner), 21609 N.E. 72nd Ave.
• July 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Hall, 109 SW First St., Battle Ground.
• July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fire District 3 Station 3-1, 17718 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie.
• Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark County Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.
Other disposal options
Block foam and electronics – For other options, look for “electronic material” and “block foam” at: www.RecyclingA-Z.com.
Hazardous waste – Three collection facilities in Clark County accept residents’ household hazardous waste at no charge on specific days:
Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Central Transfer Center Station
11034 N.E. 117th Ave.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West Van Recovery Center
6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road
Third Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant St.
Disposal of household hazardous waste at permanent collection facilities or mobile collection events is free. The permanent facilities, unlike the collection events, have a 25-gallon or 220-pound limit. The facilities will not accept unlabeled products, empty paint cans or containers, leaking containers, explosives, ammunition, radioactive material, biological and infectious materials or hazardous waste generated by businesses.
Clark County and its cities also offer free home collection to eligible senior citizens and residents with disabilities who have no way to transport household hazardous waste to collection facilities or mobile events. To see if you qualify, call (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352.
Regional satellite household hazardous waste collection events are sponsored by Clark County, its cities and the Washington State Department of Ecology. For additional information, call Environmental Services at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352.
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