Self-Haul Options

COVID-19 Garbage and Recycling Update

There has been an increase in transfer station visits which mean longer wait times and a decrease in the ability to maintain social distancing measures.  Please avoid making trips to the recycling and transfer stations unless absolutely necessary. Consider these options to avoid trips to the transfer station, reduce contact with others and stay home as much as possible: 

EXTRA GARBAGE - For an additional fee, extra garbage can be set out, either contained in a 32 gallon plastic bag or 32 gallon can, next to your garbage cart.

​Clark County Unincorporated:  $3.75 per 32 gal
Clark County Rural:  $3.75 per 32 gal
City of Vancouver:  $7.86 per 32 gal
City of Ridgefield:  $6.26 per 32 gal
City of Washougal:  $9.00 per 32 gal 

EXTRA RECYCLING - Extra recycling can be set out next to your blue recycle cart at no additional cost, either contained in a cardboard box or large paper bags found at hardware stores.

EXTRA YARD DEBRIS - Pick-up is offered in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal, Camas and rural areas of Clark County for an additional fee. Bag extra yard debris in large paper bags that can be found at local hardware stores or mark 'yard debris' when using personal containers; no food scraps allowed. Extra yard debris in plastic bags will not be picked up.

BULKY ITEMS - Furniture, appliances, electronics or tires can be picked up at your curbside for a cost. This service is available in Vancouver, Ridgefield, Washougal and rural areas of Clark County. Waste Connections Rates page provides a detailed list of accepted items. Camas residents can call the city's Utility Customer Service line at 360.834.2462 for details on microwave and small furniture pick-ups.  Vancouver households within city limits that have active garbage service are eligible for one (1) free appliance pick-up per year.  
Contact Waste Connections at 360.892.5370 or customerhelp@wcnx.org to schedule a bulky waste pick-up. One to two weeks advance notice is recommended.

West Van Materials Recovery Center

6601 NW Old Lower River Road
Vancouver, WA
360.737.1727

Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed: All Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Transfer Station may close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Central Transfer and Recycling Center

11034 NE 117th Avenue
Vancouver, WA
360.256.8482

Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Transfer Station may close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Washougal Transfer Station

4020 S. Grant Street
Washougal, WA
360.835.2500

OPEN TO PUBLIC
Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Sundays - Transfer Station may close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

The rates and hours established at each of the transfer stations are governed by contract between Clark County and Columbia Resource Company.

Solid Waste Disposal Rates - Effective January 1, 2021
Transaction Fee (per trip)                $10.00

The Transaction Fee above will be charged in addition to the following Disposal Rates

 Rate per ton      $97.39
 Rate per cubic yard (if applicable)     $12.17

Special handling fees will apply to the following:

 Refrigerator, Freezer or Air Conditioner  $20.57
 T.V.s, Monitors (not applicable at West Van)  $  0.00
 Car Tire  $  2.59*
 Car Tire w/rim  $  4.93*
 Truck Tire  $  9.60*
 Truck Tire w/rim  $18.94*

* A Transaction Fee will not be charged on the FIRST FOUR TIRES brought in separately. A $5.25 minimum applies.
As required by Washington State, a 3.6% GRT state tax will be charged on every disposal transaction at WTS.

Special Rates (per ton):  (No Transaction Fee will be charged)
Not applicable at Washougal

  West Van Central Transfer
100% Yard Debris $68.59 $69.02
100% Clean Wood $68.59 $69.02

Recycling
West Van & Central:  Weight basis customers will receive a $2.00 recycling rebate when delivering 40 pounds or more of recyclables that are separated, sorted and identifiable in loads of mixed waste. Please note: This rebate will be applied to your total solid waste disposal charge, but will not reduce the total transaction to less than the $10.00 solid waste transaction fee.

Washougal:  Recyclables are accepted free of charge Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste
Accepted free of charge from County residents during the following timeframes.  (25 gallon or 200 pound limit)

West Van:  Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Central:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Washougal:  First & third Saturdays, monthly, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Cover Your Load

Remember: You are required by law to cover the trash load you're hauling.  The Clark County Uncovered Load Ordinance establishes a surcharge for uncovered loads of garbage and/or recyclables delivered to transfer stations.  Any load with visible waste will be subject to a surcharge, unless the waste is visible only through a secure covering or the waste is not capable of causing a litter problem.

Tips for securing your load from the Washington Department of Ecology