Yard debris is a valuable resource. Although most yard debris can be added to a home compost system, sometimes homeowners generate more organic waste than they can handle. In this case, you can opt for curbside yard debris pickup.
Yard debris is an optional program that is available to single family residences, multi-family complexes and commercial businesses in Clark County. Yard debris service is provided every other week, except in Ridgefield where service is weekly.
Waste Connections serves residents of Vancouver, Ridgefield, La Center, Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, Yacolt, unincorporated urban boundary areas of the county and select rural areas. Costs and pick-up days vary. Subscribers are given free use of a 64 gallon cart and a special "Yard Debris" sticker for their 32 gallon can. Contact Waste Connections, Inc 360.892.5370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in the Cities of Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield or in unincorporated Clark County, you can choose to go to on-call service for part of the year. You would pay a small monthly cart rental charge and only pay for disposal service when you call for a pick-up.
Yard Debris Do's and Don'ts
- If you have more materials than your yard debris roller cart can hold, use a 32 gallon can or Kraft bag (available at most retailers).
- Display yard debris sticker prominently on cart or can with the sticker facing the street.
- Keep cart or can lids closed to keep out rain water.
- Bundle and tie brushy materials - bundles must be no longer than five feet in length and one foot in diameter. Please no wire ties.
- DO NOT place yard debris in plastic bags.
- Acceptable yard debris includes:
Leaves, weeds, pruning's, grass clippings, brush and woody materials up to 4" in diameter and 5' in length.
- Acceptable weight limits are:
No more than 120 lbs. in a 64 gallon cart.
No more than 60 lbs. in a 32 gallon can
No more than 96 gallons each pick-up
For large residential and commercial projects, yard debris drop box (10+ yards) are available. Contact your hauling company.
Self-Haul Option - Do-it yourselfers may haul their yard debris to several facilities. All charge a fee based on quantity. Most of these companies compost yard waste and resell it to businesses and the public. They produce high quality finished compost, generally free of weeds, seeds and pathogens. Many of these companies also accept landscape timbers and wood wastes from remodeling and construction. Resources include:
Central Transfer and Recycling Center
11034 NE 117th Avenue
2419 NE Andresen Road
Vancouver, WA 98661
H & H Wood Recyclers
8401 NE 117th Avenue,
8806 NE 117th Avenue
612 SE Union
Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant Street
West Van Materials Recovery Center
6601 NW Old Lower River Road
Vancouver , WA