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We generate an impressive amount of "stuff." Caring for our environment means making sure the stuff we don't use, need, or want anymore is properly disposed of or, whenever possible, recycled. Conserving resources and protecting the environment are the primary goals of the county's Recycling/Solid Waste program. The program contracts with private companies for recycling collection, sorting, processing and marketing, and solid waste transfer and disposal services.
Recycling and waste disposal options:
For information about local reuse and recycling options for items not recyclable at the curb, visit RECYCLING A-Z.
Solid Waste Management Plan
The purpose of the solid waste management activities in Clark County is to protect and preserve human health, environmental quality and natural resources through efficient, cost-effective programs and services.
The Solid Waste Management Plan (Plan) was prepared to provide a guide for solid waste activities in Clark County. The Plan addresses recent changes while also looking forward to the future needs of the County.
The contents of this Plan have been prepared in accordance with requirement and intent of RCW 70.95.090. This Plan also incorporates the County’s Moderate Risk Management Plan as required by RCW 70.105.220. The Plan was developed through a team effort by Clary County, the cities and town, and the Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC). The SWAC members represented the interests of their agencies, businesses and public interest groups. As members of the community they also represented the public’s interest.
For more information, the Board Of County Commissioners are scheduled to host an informational work session on January 7, 2015 9am-9:30am at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, Washington.
The plan is currently being updated. More >>
SEPA Notice for Solid Waste Management Plan
The Clark County Department of Environmental Services has issued a determination of non-significance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 192-11 WAC) to adopt and update changes in the Solid Waste Management Plan for the years 2015 through 2020, as a non-project SEPA review required by law (RCW 36.81.121 and WAC 136.16.010).
After review of a completed environmental checklist and other supporting information on file with the agency, Clark County Department of Environmental Services has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant impact on the environment. Project specific environmental impacts shall be evaluated during individual project design processes.
The DNS is available electronically at Documents. Copies are also available at no charge from Peter DuBois, Solid Waste Manager, (360) 397-2121, extension 4961. The public is invited to submit written comment on this DNS no later than December 31, 2014 to email@example.com. Written comments may be submitted to Peter DuBois, Clark County Department of Environmental Services, 1300 Franklin Street, PO Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810.
To request public records involving Environmental Services, contact Susan Rice at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4075 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.