Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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MCR Volunteers get crafty with their payback hours

It sure has been a wild ride for the MCR Class of 2020! It's hard to believe it's been about five months since we all last saw each other. Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our last couple training classes. Luckily, we are all making the most out of this time and doing our best to stay connected. We have been hosting monthly...
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Connecting in a virtual world a boon for MCR workshops
You may be surprised to learn that the Clark County Master Composter Recycler program is part of Clark County Public Health. Taking care of natural resources and protecting our environment have strong ties to the health and well-being of our community. So really, it's a natural fit! Being part of Public Health means that we strive to model the beha...
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Making connections: MCR and Clark County Green Schools

The Gardner School of Arts and Sciences is a small private school located in the Salmon Creek area of Clark County. This year, their staff have been engaged with our sister program, Clark County Green Schools, to work on certifying with Washington Green Schools and making their whole school a "Green Team." Two certification areas offer a chance for...
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Thank you, Master Composter Recycler volunteers!

In 2019, 53 active Master Composter Recycler volunteers logged over 2,300 volunteer hours and reached over 10,000 people. They answered questions at community events, taught workshops, wrote recycling articles for their neighborhood newsletters, saved 50 tons of coffee grounds from being sent to the landfill and so much more! Their work has a ...
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Holiday Recycling - Ask the "Masters"

​Waste, verb: to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose; noun: an act that does so ​ ​It's hard to find an example of where "waste" has been used to describe something good. Think about it: we hate wasting money, time, energy... so why do we create so much waste, especially during the holidays? Between Thanksgiving and ...
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