In Clark County, just over 50% of our total garbage is from commercial sources, but much of the waste we send to the landfill is actually recyclable and compostable. Rethinking waste is an important part of becoming a green business. Green businesses use material resources effectively and set up programs to manage and divert waste appropriately.
- Waste Connections - the garbage and compost hauler in Clark County. Commercial Recycling and Composting in Vancouver and Clark County
- Waste Connections and Clark County offer recycling boxes and decals.
- A searchable tool for reuse, recycling and safe disposal options in Clark County - Recycling A-Z.com
CONDUCTING A WASTE AUDIT
Conducting a waste audit is the best way to determine what your business is throwing away and identify where improvements can be made. Even businesses with recycling programs already in place can be surprised by what their first waste audit reveals. Your first audit will help you set your waste composition baseline, and it is recommended that you conduct an audit at least annually to track your recycling and waste reduction progress.
EPA's Waste Reduction Model: A way to track and compare your waste management practices and other scenarios.
ResourceFULL Materials Exchange: Re-using material is the
best way to divert waste; benefit from exchanging material that would otherwise
be waste. The ResourceFULL Use Participants List s a great resource to
find free, useful material. Here, anyone in the community can post, browse, and
arrange meetings to pick up "waste" materials they'd like to use. You
can find anything and everything: from pallets to beakers and everything