Commercial garbage & recycling collection service

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Commercial garbage collection service in the county is provided by Waste Connections of Washington under the certification and regulation of the Washington Utilities Transportation Commission (WUTC). The WUTC establishes collection fees for the service area. 

Commercial businesses have the choice of either subscribing to garbage collection services provided by Waste Connections or self-hauling their waste to a permitted facility (see below).

More information on commercial services including rates, areas served, and materials collected is available on the Waste Connections commercial webpages. For garbage service related questions, contact customer service.


Commercial customers benefit from a competitive commercial recycling environment, with commercial recycling services provided by a variety of service providers. Businesses may contact the licensed hauler of their choice to pick up recyclable items. 

Within the City of Vancouver, any commercial generator may utilize a recycling collector who meets commercial recycling requirements outlined in VMC 5.62 and is posted on their Business Recyclers List.

Self-haul options

Commercial customers may choose to self-haul their garbage and recycling to any of the three transfer stations within Clark County. Note that there are specific rules applied if the waste is part of a construction and demolition project

If choosing to self-haul, keep in mind that to prevent litter and injury, the state of Washington and local ordinances require all loads being hauled to be secured and covered. Department of Ecology offers additional information, including tips to secure your load. 

Transfer Stations  
Central Transfer and Recycling
11034 NE 117th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
West Van Materials Recovery Center
6601 NW Old Lower River Road
Vancouver, WA
Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant St.
Washougal, WA

Miscellaneous waste types

Construction and demolition debris

Construction and demolition projects offers many opportunities to reuse and recycle materials. The Metro Construction Salvage and Recycling Toolkit can connect you with local recycling opportunities for construction and demolition debris. For additional information about construction and demolition debris in Clark County, visit our construction and demolition debris webpage

Business dangerous waste

Most businesses generate dangerous waste, also known as hazardous waste. Learn more about handling requirements, disposal, and recycling options on our business hazardous waste page.

Interested in learning how your business can use less chemicals or methods to prevent pollution? Visit the Clark County Pollution Prevention Program website for more information and resources. 

Contact information

Solid Waste Operations
Solid Waste Education & Outreach

Green Business Program

The Clark County Green Business Program provides onsite assistance and resources to support recycling and environmental initiatives at businesses including:

  • Free resources for your workplace recycling and food scraps composting programs
  • Recommendations and training to help you start or improve waste minimization and recycling projects
  • Green Business certification to recognize your positive impacts

For more information about increasing efficiencies and reducing waste at your business, call 360.921.3051.