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Waste Reduction

2good2tossReduce is first in the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle hierarchy.  Reducing what you buy and reusing what you have will save more natural resources, create less pollution, and consume less energy than recycling alone.

Americans are huge consumers of material goods. Some say that with our consumption comes industry and prosperity. However, if everyone on earth consumed food and material goods at the same rate as Americans, we would need four earths worth of natural resources to sustain that consumption.


Thrift Stores
When you do need to make a purchase, one option is to visit a thrift store and purchase used products instead of new.   Clark County has many thrift stores selling household items, furniture, and clothing.   Many thrift shops also accept your gently used donations. Click on the map below to find one near you!

Clark County Thrift Store Map
List of thrift stores with addresses and phone numbers.
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Wastebusters!

Clark County is looking for daring households to compete in a waste reduction competition, Wastebusters! Check out how to apply, and peruse last year's competition, which featured 6 families in spring 2012 vying for the title of Top Wastebuster. You'll also find helpful waste-less resources as well as Wastebuster Challenges to help you on your trashless path.

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Clark County Environmental Services - Recycling and Solid Waste
Anita Largent, Interim Director

Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, 1st Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2121 | Fax: (360) 397-2062
Relay 711 or (800) 833-6384
E-mail: solidwaste@clark.wa.gov

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