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What really happens to plastics intended for recycling in Clark County?

November 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Tracking disposal of packaging, products a complex task that frustrates those seeking to boost recycling, cut down on trash Read story

Waste Connections launches RecyclePlus program in Vancouver

September 3, 2021, 6:01am Business

Conservation-minded Vancouver residents now have not one but two new services that collect hard-to-recycle items. Read story

Taylor Loewen, Southwest Washington manager for Ridwell, sits on a bale of clamshells collected for recycling by Green Impact Plastics. Ridwell, which collects hard-to-recycle items, is launching service in Vancouver, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek.

Ridwell launches collection of hard-to-recycle items in Vancouver

Taylor Loewen, Southwest Washington manager for Ridwell, sits on a bale of clamshells collected for recycling by Green Impact Plastics. Ridwell, which collects hard-to-recycle items, is launching service in Vancouver, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek.

June 17, 2021, 12:04pm Clark County Life

If you are piling up plastic grocery bags, ratty clothes and burnt-out lightbulbs that you can’t bring yourself to throw into the garbage bin because you’re just sure there must be a better way to dispose of them, well, you’re right. Read story

A recycling bin sits outside a Vancouver home. Officials from Clark County, the city of Vancouver and Waste Connections estimate as many as two-thirds of area residents are contaminating their recycling bins with materials that can’t be recycled.

Yearlong program to spot-check recycling carts in Clark County

A recycling bin sits outside a Vancouver home. Officials from Clark County, the city of Vancouver and Waste Connections estimate as many as two-thirds of area residents are contaminating their recycling bins with materials that can’t be recycled.

January 18, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Recycling specialists are again heading into Clark County neighborhoods for spot-checks on what should not be placed in blue recycling carts. Read story

Vancouver Public Works AmeriCorps member Shane Carter discusses items that are not compostable during a lunch-and-learn class offered by Vancouver's solid waste department at Columbia Bank's Community Room in Vancouver.

Get the scoop on composting with ‘Organics 101’ class in Vancouver

Vancouver Public Works AmeriCorps member Shane Carter discusses items that are not compostable during a lunch-and-learn class offered by Vancouver's solid waste department at Columbia Bank's Community Room in Vancouver.

December 20, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Life

You’re not the only one still trying to figure out the curbside organics collection service rolled out in October for Vancouver residents. Read story

Louis Ruiz, a driver with Dietrich Trucking, climbs into the cab of his truck while a loader drops yard debris into his trailer at the West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center on Wednesday afternoon. Waste Connections currently layers yard debris above and below food waste before it is trucked to a composting facility in Dallesport.

Food waste pickup to begin in Vancouver

Louis Ruiz, a driver with Dietrich Trucking, climbs into the cab of his truck while a loader drops yard debris into his trailer at the West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center on Wednesday afternoon. Waste Connections currently layers yard debris above and below food waste before it is trucked to a composting facility in Dallesport.

August 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The gray, gloppy sludge doesn’t resemble food, except for the specks of color from discarded fruits and vegetables. Read story