Composter Recycler Program

The Clark County Composter Recycler Program is coordinated by Clark County Public Health’s 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.

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Backyard Composting


Date: January 31, 2024
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Waste Connections of WA office in Orchards (12115 NE 99th St #1830, Vancouver, WA 98682), the building has an 18 on it

Guest Presenters: 


  • Five control factors of a compost pile (SMART)
  • Do’s and Don’ts of composting
  • Backyard, lasagna, and other composting techniques
  • Mulching, grass-cycling, leaf mold, and Hugelkultur


Think Pair Share

  • How can you gather and store composting greens and browns
  • Scale up to 3’x3’x3’ bin, how many 5 gallon buckets of greens and browns



Email with the following:


  • The number of Earths Needed “if everyone lived like you” from:
  • Any photos of any of your compost systems (compost bins, heaps/piles, worms bins)
  • How you manage your food scraps currently (fill out table below) - should add up to 100%
              On average please assign a percentage to where your food scraps go
% in Garbage
  % in Curbside Organics Green Cart (Available in Cities of Vancouver & Ridgefield)
  % on-site: e.g. compost bin, worm bin, bokashi, etc.
  % down garbage disposal
  % other


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