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Neighborhood associations provide opportunities to get to know your neighbors, and work together on issues that affect the livability in your neighborhood. They are volunteer organizations and thrive when everyone is involved.
Most areas of Vancouver are part of a neighborhood association. Find out what association you live in, or more about neighborhood associations at www.cityofvancouver.us/neighborhoods, or by contacting the Office of Neighborhoods at 360-487-8608 or email@example.com
All active and officially recognized city neighborhood associations are eligible to schedule a clean-up event on one Saturday each year.
Based on the neighborhood’s needs, the garbage company will provide one or more garbage trucks and drivers, a local metal recycling company may provide a metal recycling drop box and Vancouver Public Works may provide a chipper for large tree branches. The neighborhood association is responsible for providing volunteer staffing and for publicizing the event.
The garbage trucks can be used to collect and dispose of yard debris or bulky items. The trucks cannot be used for disposal of household garbage, unless your association decides to target a specific property within your neighborhood. Large amounts of concrete or roofing materials cannot be accepted.
Contact your neighborhood association to find out if it offers an annual clean-up event. If your neighborhood association would like to schedule a clean-up day, please contact Solid Waste and Recycling at 360-619-4122.
The Vancouver Sparkles Award is a City program recognizing neighbors who go the extra mile to make their neighborhood special.
Since it started in 2001, hundreds of individuals have been acknowledged for making their neighborhoods clean, green and a good place to live and work. To learn more, visit our website at: www.cityofvancouver.us/Sparkles