Household hazardous waste collection events in April

Beginning in April, residents throughout Clark County will have a dozen opportunities to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, block foam and unwanted electronics by dropping them off at collection events. Household hazardous waste includes pesticides, paints, solvents, batteries, thinners, motor oil, antifreeze and cleaners. Look for signal words, such as poison, danger, warning, caution or flammable. Clean and bagged block foam will also be accepted, but not plastic-wrapped yellow urethane foam, hot tub covers, packaging peanuts, or foam from businesses. Residents may also bring old computers, monitors, televisions, printers, videocassette recorders, typewriters and cell phones. Microwave ovens, smoke detectors, and large appliances will not be accepted. For other options, visit www.RecyclingA-Z.com. For more information, including Clark County locations that accept hazardous waste for free, click here.

Mobile collection events

  • April 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ridgefield High School, 2630 S. Hillhurst Road.
  • April 14, 9 to 11 a.m., Amboy Middle School, 22115 N.E. Chelatchie Road.
  • April 14, 2 to 4 p.m., Yacolt Primary School, 406 W. Yacolt Road.
  • April 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sharp Electronics, 5700 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas.
  • April 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark College, 1900 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.
  • May 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue Station 23, 414 E. Cedar Ave., La Center.
  • May 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washougal Department of Public Works Shop, 2201 C St.
  • May 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., East County Fire & Rescue Station 91 (Fern Prairie), 600 N.E. 267th Ave.
  • June 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Camas Operations Center, 1620 S.E. Eighth Ave.
  • June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark County Fire & Rescue Station 26 (Dollars Corner), 21609 N.E. 72nd Ave.
  • July 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., City Hall, 109 SW First St., Battle Ground.
  • July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fire District 3 Station 3-1, 17718 N.E. 159th St., Brush Prairie.
  • Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark County Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.

Other disposal options:

Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Central Transfer Center Station
11034 N.E. 117th Ave.
360-256-8482

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West Van Recovery Center
6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road
360-737-1727

Third Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant St.
360-835-2500

Disposal of household hazardous waste at permanent collection facilities or mobile collection events is free. The permanent facilities, unlike the collection events, have a 25-gallon or 220-pound limit. The facilities will not accept unlabeled products, empty paint cans or containers, leaking containers, explosives, ammunition, radioactive material, biological and infectious materials or hazardous waste generated by businesses.

Clark County and its cities also offer free home collection to eligible senior citizens and residents with disabilities who have no way to transport household hazardous waste to collection facilities or mobile events. To see if you qualify, call 360-397-2121, ext. 4352.

Regional satellite household hazardous waste collection events are sponsored by Clark County, its cities and the Washington State Department of Ecology. For additional information, call Environmental Services at 360-397-2121, ext. 4352.