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Empower Up

Empower Up (360) 314-4171
3206 N.E. 52nd Street
Vancouver, WA 98663

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Store Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Donation Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed: Sunday and Monday

No Charge for used computers, computer parts, and other consumer electronics, and block foam packaging (Styrofoam®) from the public.

Charge of $3.00 per item for televisions and CRT computer monitors under 21 inches, $5.00 for CRTs 21-32 inches. CRTs and televisions over 32" are not accepted.


  • Accepts - Only clean white #6 block foam

  • Does Not Accept - plastic-wrapped yellow urethane foam, spongy polypropylene foam, food trays, foam film, hot tub covers, packing peanuts, and foam with cardboard, tape or metal attached.

  • Drop Off Rules - material only accepted from residents of Clark County and its cities, such as the City of Vancouver; you must remain on site until material has been examined and accepted by attendant (No dump-and-run!)

  • Foam From Businesses - Businesses are also eligible to bring in small loads of foam no bigger than what will fit into a passenger or cargo van at no charge. Larger business loads should be directed to Total Reclaim located at 6427 NE 59th Place, Portland, OR 97218


  • Accepts - Camcorders; cassette players and tapes; CDs; CD player; cellular phones; computers; computer books; manuals and software; computer parts; accessories and components; CRT monitors; digital cameras; DVD/VHS movies; DVD/VCR players; electronics testing equipment; fax machines; flat panel monitors and televisions (LCD/plasma); floppy disks; keyboards (computer); laptops; modems; musical instruments; PDA (Personal Digital Assistant); printers; projectors (Home Theater, LCD, overhead, slide and video); radios; rechargeable batteries; scanners; stereo equipment; Styrofoam block; telephones; video game consoles; video games and accessories.

  • Does Not Accept - Household batteries, microwave ovens, smoke detectors, rear projection, DLP, or console TVs.


  • Accepts - old recycling containers (tan, brown, green) from the Clark County recycling program. Must be in good shape.


This information was compiled from information provided by each agency or business and updated periodically. Although local government staff has attempted to include as many Clark County recycling listings as possible, these resources should not be viewed as a comprehensive list. Due to space limitations, most businesses located outside of Clark County have not been included.

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Clark County Environmental Services - Recycling and Solid Waste
Anita Largent, Program Manager

Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2121 | Fax: (360) 397-2062
Relay 711 or (800) 833-6384

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