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Plastic bags don't go into the recycling cart - Watch what happens to your recycling items when they enter the transfer station for processing.

Where does my recycling go? Learn what happens to paper, aluminum, plastic, steel cans, and glass after the materials leave your cart.

Photo of a blue residential recycling cartWe 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:

Residential garbage collection

Residential recycling

Residential yard debris

Household hazardous wastes

Where can I take my garbage and recycling?

For information about local reuse and recycling options for items not recyclable at the curb, visit RECYCLING A-Z.

Solid Waste Management PlanCover page Solid Waste Management Plan update 2014

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.

The plan has been updated and reviewed by the Department of Ecology. More >>

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To request public records involving Environmental Services, contact Susan Rice at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4075 or e-mail



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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