First Saturday: Ridgefield Green + Clean

04/01/2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Overlook Park
Address: 113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

Help keep our Ridgefield community green and clean by participating in some of our First Saturday activities!


For the month of April, help keep the Ridgefield community clean by picking up trash or beautifying an area that needs it! To participate, take a Before and After picture of a public area in Ridgefield after you have either:

  • Picked Up Trash – choose a community/neighborhood park, trail, or path and pick up trash.
  • Beautified the Area – this can be in a front yard or community area (with permission – i.e. a tree well), planting flowers, weeding, and more.

Post your before and after pictures on social media, tag the City of Ridgefield, and use the hashtag #RidgefieldTrashTag

9am – 11am*
Free Shredding Service:

Shred NW will be located in the Ridgefield Administrative Civic Center (The RACC –  510 Pioneer St.) parking lot from 9am – 11am (*or until the truck is full) .

ACCEPTED: paperclips, binder clips, hanging file folders, rubber bands and staples…all of the typical filing fasteners
NOT ACCEPTED: 3 ring binders, the paper needs to be removed and the binder disposed prior to shredding. Batteries, backup tapes, x-rays, live ammunition, prototypes, product/part samples, tools, garbage, and careless inclusion of unapproved items will damage the shredders, contaminate recycling, and cause fires

10am – 12pm
Watershed Alliance Waterfront Clean Up:

Volunteer to clean up the Ridgefield Waterfront alongside the Watershed Alliance of SW Washington. Participate in picking up litter along the shoreline, streets, grassy and walking areas, from 10am – 12pm.

Register to be a City of Ridgefield Volunteer
Sign up to Volunteer for this Clean Up Activity (must be a registered volunteer first!)

10:30am – 11:15am
Clark County Green Neighbors Workshop:

Join Clark County Green Neighbors & Waste Connections at the Ridgefield Community Library – Community Room from 10:30am – 11:15am to learn about Curbside Composting.

Register Today via Cogran (limited class capacity)

Organics 101: Curbside Composting
Approximately 30-45 minutes with time for questions

If you live within Ridgefield city limits, food scraps are accepted in your green organics cart. During this class, learn about the organics program including:

• What is and is not accepted in the organics cart and why.
• How to maintain your cart and pail to keep them clean.
• Where this material goes after leaving the curb.

1pm – 2pm
Community Garden Weeding:

Join Kathy Winters, Ridgefield resident and skillful gardener, in cleaning up the Community Garden walkways! Help with weeding and getting the garden ready for a beautiful spring season. Located at the Blue Heron Community Garden at 224 S 5th Ave. Tools provided, or bring your own if preferred!

Register to be a City of Ridgefield Volunteer
Sign up to Volunteer for this Clean Up Activity (must be a registered volunteer first!)

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