Solid Waste (Garbage)
Public Health monitors permitted landfills, transfer stations, and composting and recycling facilities to make sure they comply with state and local regulations. Public Health also responds to solid waste disposal concerns and works with other agencies to clean-up illegal dumping sites.
What is solid waste?
Solid waste is household garbage, yard debris (leaves, weeds, prunings, grass clippings, brush and woody materials), and demolition and construction debris (old lumber, pallets, roofing, and so on).
Clark County Public Health (CCPH) has received a Land Application Solid Waste permit application from City of Vancouver. CCPH staff will consider public comments regarding the proposed solid waste application as part of the application review process. Written public comments regarding the proposal may be submitted electronically on or before July 21, 2017. Public comments regarding the proposal will be presented to Clark County’s Solid Waste Advisory Commission (SWAC) prior to the Thursday, August 3, 2017 (6:00PM-8:00PM) regularly scheduled meeting. Citizens are invited to attend the SWAC meeting (Clark County Center for Community Health 1601 E Fourth Plain BLVD, Vancouver, WA 98666). NOTE: No new public comments will be heard at the August 3, 2017 SWAC meeting. More Information>
In response to a request from Circle C Corporation to terminate the post-closure permit at Circle C Landfill, CCPH staff developed draft criteria to formalize the termination of post-closure process. Following a public comment period and presentation to Clark County's Board of Health on April 26, 2017, CCPH is reviewing the details of the proposed criteria table with the applicant. CCPH staff are currently working with Washington State Department of Ecology staff and Circle C representatives to formally finalize the criteria parameters.
Report a solid waste concern
- You may report a solid waste concern online or by calling (360) 397-8083.
- City of Vancouver Code Compliance (360) 487-7810.
- Clark County
- Southwest Washington Clean Air Agency (360) 574-3058 or (800) 633-0709.
- Waste Connections (360) 892-5370.