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Yard Debris

Yard debris includes leaves, weeds, prunings, grass clippings, brush and woody material up to four inches in diameter and five feet in length. Yard debris does not include food or vegetable wastes, household or hazardous wastes, animal waste, plastic or plastic bags, construction debris, dirt, sod, rocks, branches over four inches in diameter and five feet in length or stumps.

A significant amount of the waste discarded by people in Clark County is yard debris. There are much better alternatives for disposal of this material than putting it into the garbage and sending it to the landfill. By recycling your yard debris you can reduce the amount of debris placed in your garbage can. This can mean less garbage costs to you and less yard debris ending up in the landfill. With the ban on backyard burning in many areas, this service provides residents with an alternative disposal method. Your yard debris will be turned into compost, which is a beneficial resource.

Many people choose to compost yard debris in their own yard and for more information about how to do this call the Master Composter/Recyclers at (360) 882-0936 ext. 224.

If you'd prefer to dispose of yard debris another way, curbside collection is available on an optional basis throughout the county. Refer to our yard debris curbside collection program page for more information about this service.

There are also options available for those who would prefer to haul away their own yard debris, or have quantities too large to leave at the curbside. Go to yard debris drop-off locations for this information.


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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