Clark County Recycling Day Events | Spring 2015

Clark County, the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal and the town of Yacolt are hosting Recycling Day Events in 2015. These events will give Clark County, Washington, residents an opportunity to manage a variety of special wastes* through reuse, recycling or safe disposal.


April 18th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Camas Public Works Operations
1620 SE 8th Street
Camas, WA

April 25th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
5901 South 11th Street
Ridgefield, WA
(No shredding at this location)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Empower Up Shredding Event
Parking lot
3206 NE 52nd Street
Vancouver, WA

May 2nd
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Holley Park
1000 East 4th Street
La Center, WA

May 16th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Washougal Transfer Station
4020 S. Grant Street
Washougal, WA

May 30th
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Columbia River High School parking lot
800 NW 99th Street
Vancouver, WA


Description of Materials

  • Batteries
    ACCEPTED: Vehicle batteries – car, truck, motorcycle and marine lead acid batteries. Household batteries – alkaline, mercury, ni-cad, lithium, rechargeable and button batteries.
    NOT ACCEPTED: Forklift, locomotive and hybrid car batteries.
  • Block Foam
    ACCEPTED: Clean, dry polystyrene, white #6 block foam (Styrofoam®)
    NOT ACCEPTED: Plastic-wrapped, yellow urethane foam; spongy polypropylene foam, food trays, foam film, hot tub covers, packing peanuts and foam with cardboard with tape or metal attached.
  • E-Waste
    ACCEPTED: Computers, monitors, TVs, printers, VCRs, typewriters, cell phones and other electronics.
    NOT ACCEPTED: Microwaves.
  • Freon Containing Items
    ACCEPTED: Residential freezers, refrigerators; A/C units only; limit three Freon containing units per participant/per day.
    NOT ACCEPTED: Commercial equipment, or RV and automotive air conditioning units.
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    ACCEPTED: Automotive products – oil, antifreeze, gasoline, brake and transmission fluid. Household cleaners – oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, laundry products. Paints and solvents – latex and oil base paint, thinners, varnishers, wood preservers. Poisons/pesticides – fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and rodenticides: all wastes must be from households.
    NOT ACCEPTED: Explosives, ammunition, biological material or business generated wastes.
  • Scrap Metal
    ACCEPTED: Large appliances (ovens, stoves, hot water heaters, clothes washers/dryers and dishwashers), barbecues, metal sinks and other metal items. Accepted items must be mostly metal.
    NOT ACCEPTED: Propane tanks, car bodies, trailers or metals with grease.
  • Shredding
    ACCEPTED: Limit of two banker boxes per visit.
    NOTE: Please remain in your vehicle unless directed by staff. Please note that shredding will only be available at Camas, La Center, Washougal, Hazel Dell, Vancouver, East Vancouver and Battle Ground events.
  • Tires
    ACCEPTED: Regular size automobile, SUV, pickup truck and motorcycle tires, limit five tires per participant/per day. Rims (by themselves) are accepted for the scrap metal box.
    NOT ACCEPTED: Tractor-trailer size or larger; tires with rims; tires from service station owners, repair garages or any type of tire dealer or re-treader.


Lilac Days 2015

This time of year the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, a local historical treasure in Woodland, WA, begins to bloom and come alive with color.  This is why the Hulda Klager Lilac Society opens up the farm for “Lilac Days”. Begining this Saturday, April 18th through May 10th (10:00 am to 4:00 pm), come out and visit the gardens to see more than 90 varieties of lilacs and take a stroll around the Victorian gardens. This event is $3.00 per person admission, which goes to support the non-profit organization that manages the property and Lilac Society.

To make your visit more memoriable, be sure not to miss the Annual Jane Kirkpatrick Day at the Lilac Gardens on Sunday, April 26th  and and experience the inspiration for Jane Kirkpatrick’s book Where Lilacs Still Bloom. Jane will be onsite from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for a book signing.

Lilac plants will be availble to purchase. Sales help fund the care of the Gardens and Historic buildings.

About the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
In 1905 Hulda Klager began hybridizing lilacs and by 1910 she had created 14 new varieties. By 1920 she had developed so many new varieties that she decided to hold an open house each spring when the lilacs were in full bloom to share her efforts with other lilac enthusiasts. This practice caused her to become known as “The Lilac Lady.”

The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens are a beautiful and exquisite example of the turn of the century garden. The members of the Lilac Society put in many hours of hard work hoeing, spraying, weeding and pruning in order to restore the gardens to the condition they enjoyed under Hulda Klager’s care. The farmhouse on the property was also restored and turned into a museum to honor The Lilac Lady. Much of Hulda Klager’s own furniture has been returned, along with other pioneer-era treasures from the Woodland area.

Event Times: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Event Fee: $3

Event Location:
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
115 S Pekin Road
Woodland, WA

Magenta Theater Presents: “Is He Dead?” | A Fast Paced Comedy by Mark Twain

Hang on to your seats for this fast paced comedy as Magenta Theater presents the April mainstage production of “Is He Dead?”. The script was originally written by Mark Twain and had been thought to be lost. Once it resurfaced, it was updated by David Ives for today’s audiences.

The story centers on Jean-Francois Millet (Magenta newcomer Jason White), who is an impoverished painter who needs to clear his debts in order to marry his love Marie (Katie Skinner).  With the help of his pupils Chicago (Matt Newport), Dutchy (Tony Provenzola), and O’Shaughnessy (Shaye Eller),  he fakes his death to increase the value of his works and become rich.  Millet then pretends to be his own twin sister in order to collect his new fortune and payoff his debts to Bastien Andre (Jim Caruthers).  This leads to a series of mistaken identities and enough marriage proposals to make Shakespeare proud.

CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets

Evening Performances: 4/10, 4/11, 4/16, 4/17, 4/18, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24                  7:30PM (Doors open at 7:00PM)
Matinee Performances: 4/18, 4/25                                                                                  2:00PM (Doors open at 1:30PM)
Not familiar with Magenta Theater? Magenta is located at 606 Main Street and is part of the newly formed Downtown Vancouver Arts District. This community theater is a nonprofit arts and education organization, offering a live arts experience through; classes, productions, live music, and improv comedy.

Vancouver Spring Brewfest 2015

If you haven’t noticed, the brew scene is growing in Clark County, WA. The latest addition to the mix is the Vancouver Spring Brewfest, coming up on March 20th & 21st in downtown Vancouver.

Esther Short Park is the perfect location to enjoy offerings from over 32 breweries, 5 distilleries, 1 cider hour, a whiskey bar and several local food vendors. And as you have come to expect; Vancouver Brewfest will be supporting three great charities this year: Disabled American Veterans, Second Chance Companions, and Northwest Battle Buddies.

Purchase your ticket to the event and show up Friday (3/20) at 12:00 pm and come ready to try some more brews on back on Saturday (3/21) at 12:00 pm for re-entry with your wristband and glass.

Brewers List

Distillers List

Food & Vendors

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(you will receive a wristband for both days)

Event Dates:
Friday, March 20, 2015   (12:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
Saturday, March 21, 2015 (12:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

Event Location:
Esther Short Park
301 W 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Food For Thought | Clark County Urban Homesteading Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn more about food preservation or urban farming? Are you interested in expanding your gardening knowledge? Then the workshop “Food for Thought” is the place you want to be on March 21st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Join Rachel Feston, from Urban Snail Farm CSA, as she presents the the basic concepts behind urban homesteading at the Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM). This two-hour workshop will cover topics ranging from gardening basics, composting, food preservation and urban farming.

This workshop is the first food-related event of the year and kicks off  the newest exhibit Food for Thought: Clark County’s Food History.

RSVP is required and space is limited. Please contact us at (360) 993-5679 or by email today for more information and to hold your spot!

Event Location:
Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Workshop Fee:
$5.00 ($3.00 For CCHS Members)
CLICK HERE to learn more about membership