Garbage & Recycling

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Free Cleanup Event

Look for several cleanup events in Vancouver and Clark County in 2016 that provide residents with an opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse, recycling or safe disposal. You can take many items to a special recycling event near you. Get more details at:

     East Vancouver 
     Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
     C-Tran Fisher's Landing Transit Center, 3510 SE 164th Ave.
     Materials Accepted: Block foam, electronics, items containing freon, scrap metal & tires
     Shredding included at this event    

Medication Disposal Event

What do you do with medication you no longer need or want? To start, never ever flush unwanted medication down the toilet or dump them down the drain where they can cause major harm to the environment. Click here for event flyer or to view more details on the website.

     Medication Collection Event
     Saturday, April 30, 2016
     10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • PeaceHealth Memorial Health Center, 100 E 33rd St., Vancouver
  • Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park, 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
  • Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek, 14406 NE 20th Ave., Vancouver
  • La Center Police Department, 105 W 5th St., La Center


Tell me where...get the free RecycleRight App!

The City of Vancouver, Clark County and Waste Connections of Washington have teamed up to provide residential customers with a new on-the-go resource for recycling, reusing and disposing the right way. Download the free RecycleRight App for your smart phone or tablet, or use the Recycling A-Z wizard on our website. It's free and easy to use. Click here to use the wizard or learn where to get your app!

Remind me when...get your handy schedule here. Never miss another collection day!

Use this helpful tool to get the garbage, recycling and optional yard debris schedule for your residence. Enter your address and hit search. You can also:
     - View, download and print your garbage and recycling collection calendar
     - Sign up for reminders by email, phone or twitter
     - Upload your schedule to your iCal, Google or Microsoft Outlook calendar

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The City of Vancouver's Solid Waste Services, part of Vancouver Public Works, provides help and information to neighborhoods, businesses and residents who make our community sparkle. We oversee garbage, recycling and yard debris collection contracts and look for new ways to  improve these services that affect our daily lives.

More Questions?

Many of the answers to questions about recycling, reusing, reducing, rates and more can be found in the sections below and the links on the sides of this webpage. For fast help, enter the name of the item into the Recycling A-Z waste wizard on our main recycling webpage.

Wondering when the next special collections are? Check out the Talking Trash page.