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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: February 7, 2024
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 how you manage your food scraps currently. 
    • Please note types of food waste if managed separately: for example: fruits/veggies/eggshells/coffee/tea; grains; meats/fish; processed food; grease, etc.
 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

If managed on-site describe systems (include pictures if possible).

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