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Curbside Recycling

curbside recycling set up

Curbside recycling is available to ALL residents of Clark County. In some cities and urban growth areas, curbside recycling is mandatory. In all areas, recycling is picked up on the same day as garbage (self-haul garbage customers are given a recyclingschedule). Residents are assigned a pick-up day when they sign up for garbage service.


How do I know who my recycling service provider is? In all areas of Clark County except the greater Woodland area, contact Waste Connections, Inc. (360) 892-5370 or email . If you live within the City of Woodland, you may contact Waste Control at (360) 225-7808.

  • Mix PAPER, METAL, PLASTIC BOTTLES AND TUBS in your blue cart.
  • Separate your GLASS from other recyclables and place in a bin or multifamily roller cart.
  • SET OUT your single family bins by 6:30 a.m. on the morning of collection ~ same day as trash pick up. PLEASE place no more than 5 feet from your curb and keep your cart and bin at least 3 feet apart.
  • No hazardous chemicals or materials.

recycle in the cart

blue recycling cart
metal cansfoil

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Clean metal cans and
metal lids ( place in a tin or aluminum can and crimp the opening closed),
Clean foil, pie plates & trays,
Empty aerosol cans,
Other small metal items

DO rinse containers, foil, pie plates, trays

DO remove and discard any attached plastic, wood or rubber from small metal items. Contain loose nuts and bolts in a tin can and crimp the top.

no sign

NO Food or liquid,
hazardous chemical containers.

DON'T flatten cans

DON’T include full or partially full aerosol spray cans.

DON’T set out scrap metal pieces larger than 24 inches in any direction or heavier than 35 pounds

mixed paperrecyclable paper and boxes



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Magazines, catalogs,
Milk & juice cartons, drink boxes,
Cereal & shoe boxes,
Corrugated cardboard,
paper bags,
Mail & Envelopes,
Office paper (staples and paper clips - OK)

flatten boxes. Cut them down to to fit in your cart.


no sign

NO Food soiled paper, napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes,
Waxed cardboard,
Paper cups, paper plates ,
Plastic bags or rubber bands,
Frozen food boxes

DON’T include waxed cardboard or food contaminated cardboard.


plastic bottles

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Plastic bottles,
Plastic tubs,
Nursery pots,
Plastic buckets (5 gal or less)

DO rinse. Check the neck! Only recycle plastic bottles with necks smaller than their bases.

no sign

NO Plastic lids, Plastic bags, and other mixed plastics, and other
Block foam, Food or liquid,
Hazardous chemical containers (If a container held motor oil or chemicals, put the lid on it and put it in the trash.)

recycling near the cart
glass bin
glass bottles and jars

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In the GLASS ONLY bin
Glass bottles and Jars

no sign

NO Broken Glass, light bulbs, drinking glasses


antifreeze and oilbatteries

yes checkOn the side

Motor oil and antifreeze - must be in a clear one-gallon container with a screw-on top.

Household batteries -flashlight, hearing aid and rechargeable batteries (alkaline, ni-cad and lithium) should be placed in a clear sealable plastic bag and on top of the cart.

no sign

NO Vehicle batteries. 

DON'T mix motor oil and antifreeze


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Clark County Environmental Services - Recycling and Solid Waste
Peter DuBois, Division 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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